The death of Adrian St John late last week in Trinidad has shocked and saddened the cricket community, with his loss particularly keenly felt in North London, where he was a valued member of the Chris Gayle Academy.
After correctly predicting England and West Indies would win through to the ICC World T20 final, Chris Gayle Academy director Donovan Miller thinks the side from the Caribbean are favourites to win overall - but only just.
Chris Gayle was fortunate enough as a young man to grow up close to Lucas Cricket Club, where he spent hours playing the game, and he now gives plenty back through his foundation which helps young people in England and Jamaica.
As the Chris Gayle Academy enters its fourth year, we ewre invited down to Walthamstow as the group were put through their paces by strength and conditioning experts Tenax Performance. Here's a flavour of the day.
Earlier this week, West Indies, Jamaica and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle took time out ahead of the Champions Trophy to launch the Chris Gayle Academy (CGA) in London.
The Academy, run by Cricket For Change and funded by Comic Relief, will also open in Jamaica in 2014, aims to unlock the potential of young people and use cricket as a vehicle to help them become role models in their communities.