He's one of the greatest batsmen the Caribbean has ever seen and now Brian Lara will be sharing his cricket wisdom with thousands of schoolchildren from Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday 26 July.
Hero CPL T20 ambassador Lara, who holds the world records for the highest ever score in first-class cricket (501 not out) and Test cricket (400 not out), will deliver his masterclass at the iconic Queen's Park Oval, the venue for this year's Hero CPL T20 final.
The left-hander, who played 131 Test matches, scoring 11,953 runs for the West Indies in a career spanning 17 years, 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 T20 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.”
"Brian’s masterclass will be the perfect way to sign off this programme of events with the children of Trinidad" - CPL CEO Damien O'Donohoe
Among those looking forward to seeing Lara pass on his knowledge to the next generation of West Indian cricketers is CPL chief executive Damien O'Donohoe.
“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 – bringing the biggest party in sport to the Queens Park Oval”.
Check back soon for more details about the masterclass and tickets.