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Lara may quit one-day cricket after Cup

12/04/2007 05:52:44 AM Comments (0)

It looks like Brian Lara's one-day career will end after the World Cup after all.

The West Indies captain has long considered retiring from the limited overs game while continuing his test career.

With his team virtually eliminated from the World Cup on home turf, Lara says he may have only two games to go but will make a definite decision when the championship ends in Barbados on April 28.

"I think this is the end of my one-day career, for sure," Lara said after West Indies lost by 67 runs to South Africa in Grenada on Tuesday.

"I honestly feel that my game is over and we should give it to one of the younger players. It's really tough playing one-day internationals out there," Lara said.

"I'd love to sit back and watch and see the team do well."

Lara will play in the test series in England but looks likely to sit out the one-day games that follow in early July.

Before that, West Indies faces Bangladesh on April 19 and England two days later, with both games in Barbados.

"I want to leave a team that play better," Lara said.

"And that is still my hope.

"These might be my last two one-day internationals but I still want to see the team moving out of this competition learning something from it and that's all I can hope for.

"It's demoralising, yes. But I want to see certain things happen and I want to see the team move on."

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