Brian Lara to tutor children prior To CPL final
West Indian legend Brian Lara is all set to deliver a masterclass to thousands of children at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on the eve of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final on 25th July.
Revealing the decision, the maestro expressed his wish of contributing to the future of West Indies cricket.
Lara, who is the highest run-scorer in international cricket for West Indies across all formats, hopes that he can inspire the Caribbean to show more passion in cricket.
“Passing on my skills and experience to youngsters is something that has always been really important to me and I’m excited about this chance to work with all these talented kids in my home town,” said Lara.
“CPL is all about inspiring West Indians of all ages to get excited about cricket again, and I hope events like this will help us find our next generation of cricketing legends.”
CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe seemed visibly happy with the development and is confident of Lara’s probable impact with the master class.
While stressing on the CPL's importance in promoting cricket in the Caribbean, O’Donohoe hopes that such workshops can help West Indies find new talents who can be the future of the national team.
“Brian is a living legend and it’s going to be amazing to see the positive impact his masterclass will have on the local kids who will attend.
“This year’s CPL has seen thousands of children entertained and inspired by the best cricketers from the West Indies and across the world.
“The CPL players have attended schools across the region, speaking to the children about what it takes to make it to the top of whatever profession they choose.
“Brian’s masterclass will be the perfect way to sign off this programme of events with the children of Trinidad and fingers crossed we may even identify the next Brian Lara while bringing the biggest party in sport to the Queen’s Park Oval”
Till date, Brian Lara holds the records for the highest individual score in Tests (400 not out) and first-class cricket (501 not out).
The 2015 CPL final will be held on 26th July at the Queen's Park Oval.
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