Former West Indies Captain and batting legend, Brian Lara, has agreed to assist Cricket West Indies (CWI) as a Performance Mentor – working across all international Teams and with input into the West Indies Academy, Cricket West Indies announced.
According to a CWI press release, Lara’s new role will be to support the various Head Coaches in providing players with tactical advice and improving their game sense, as well as working closely with the Director of Cricket on ICC World Cup Tournament strategic planning.
“Having spent time with the players and coaches in Australia and in discussions with CWI, I really believe that I can help the players with their mental approach to the game and with their tactics to be more successful.” Brian Lara said. “I’m looking forward to joining the group in Zimbabwe and the opportunity to work with other West Indies teams later in the year.”
Brian Lara has joined the Test squad in Zimbabwe where he will assist in the team’s preparations ahead of the first Test Match in Bulawayo on 4 February 2023.