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CRICKET: Holder earns Lara backing

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 9:16 AM

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara says he is impressed with what he has seen of new West Indies captain Jason Holder.

And he is calling for the WICB to give the young Barbadian its full support.

Lara says this could lead to Holder being in charge of the regional team for all three formats of the game.

According to Lara, he is impressed with the potential of the young all-rounder, and is confident Holder will develop into a good leader if he is given the backing of the WICB.

Lara says he is a fan of Holder and likes his approach to leadership as well as the way he has gone about his game.

The legendary West Indies batsman further says he can see Holder developing into the kind of leader who will give years of service to West Indies cricket, given the right kind of support.

And Lara says several of the senior men on the team should hold their heads in shame after watching how sensibly Holder has batted so far in the World Cup.