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					American President Barack Obama’s visit to the 34-nation Fifth Summit of the Americas has been the main content on the front pages of newspapers and news websites and blogs after his friendly handshake with the anti-American Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But they all missed the real news which is of importance to the entire English Commonwealth community, i.e., the meeting with Brian Lara. Luckily for us, some news reporters did their job. Caribbean News reports: Lara gave the president some batting tips and took photographs before presenting him with a personally-autographed bat which read: ”To the President of the United States, Barack Obama, in appreciation of your visit to T&T - Best wishes. Cricinfo: Obama greeted Lara by saying that he “always wanted to meet the Michael Jordan of cricket”. [...] “It was beautiful,” gushed hotel manager Ali Khan. “You could see the expression on [Obama’s] face and his daughter’s. He was truly emotional and touched as were all of us.” However, it’s interesting that Obama personally asked to meet Lara, who he called the “Michael Jordan of Cricket”. Seems like Mr. Prez knows a thing or two about that good ol’ British colonial sport!


				
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