"THE MIND OF THE MASTER" - BRIAN LARA LAUNCHES ULTIMATE BATTING MASTERCLASS AHEAD OF HERO CPL 2015 FINAL
Record-breaking West Indies cricket legend to inspire thousands of local children in Trinidad ahead of competition finale
Saturday, 4th July 2015 - Basseterre, St Kitts: West Indies legend and Hero CPL T20 ambassador, Brian Lara, has today announced that he will be giving an exclusive cricketing masterclass to thousands of children from Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday 25th July, the eve of this year's Hero CPL final.
Lara, who still holds the world records for the highest ever score in first-class cricket (501 not out) and the highest individual score in a Test innings (400 not out), will deliver the masterclass at the iconic Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, the venue for this year's Hero CPL final.
Commenting on the announcement, Brian Lara said:
"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. 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."
Damien O'Donohoe, CEO of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, commented;
"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".
Further information on the masterclass and tickets to be announced soon.
ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE
The Hero Caribbean Premier League is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. The Barbados Tridents are the defending champions from 2014.
From :James Wynne