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Brian Lara joins West Indies National Team as Performance Mentor

Former West Indies Skipper and Legend Brian Lara have agreed to Join the West Indies team and academy as a “Performance Mentor” Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Thursday.

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  • Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced Brian Lara as the Performance Mentor. 
  • Brian Lara Played 131 tests and scored over 11,953 runs. 
  • Lara will collaborate with Jimmy Adams on a major tournament strategy. 

By Crox Media Desk: Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced Brian Lara as a Performance Mentor to work with the West Indies International team across formats as well as the board’s academy. Lara’s new job will be to “help the various head coaches in providing players with tactical advice and improving their game sense”

Lara Played 131 Tests for West Indies, averaging 52,88, and scored 11,953 runs. He also scored over 10,000 thousand in ODI Cricket. He scored 400 unbeaten against England in 2004, he holds the record for the highest Test innings score. Lara will join hands with Jimmy Adams, the CWI’s Director of Cricket, on major tournaments and strategy. 

Lara Said, “Having spent time with players and Coaches in Australia and in discussions CWI, I believe that I can help players with their mental approach to the game and with their tactics to be more successful”

He further added, “I’m Looking forward to joining the group in Zimbabwe and the opportunity to work with the West Indies team”

Lara will be with the West Indies Test Squad in Zimbabwe ahead first Test, which begins next week in Bulawayo. The 52-year-old veteran was in a three-person panel that reviewed West Indies’ early exit from the T20 World Cup.

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