MEETING up with jeweller Papu Butani at a dinner - where he was wearing his cricket cap as executive director of Cricket World International which stages the annual International Sixes - we got talking about the famed slog-fest which takes place in October. It appears Papu will be playing host to a doctor from Bombay who, by a stroke of fate, has become a friend of the Butani clan. Apparently the doctor was summoned to the side of Papu's mother when she suffered a major heart attack some months ago. Thanks to his skill and devoted care she is on the road to recovery. Says Papu: ''The doctor happened to be a cricket fan and he told me that his great hero was the West Indian Test batsman, Brian Lara. In fact, he had even named his daughter Lara after him.'' As it happens Lara - who in recent months has been keeping the staff at Wisden working overtime - will be doing duty for his country at the Hong Kong event. When this news was imparted to the doctor his face lit up with excitement. Papu then rendered the poor fellow speechless by offering, as a gesture of thanks, to fly him over from India for the Sixes as his guest and arranging a meeting with Lara. And in turn, maybe the good doctor could offer advice to Lara on the mysterious illness that seems to afflict him whenever he has to go out to field.