Brian Lara appointed as performance mentor to the West Indies Cricket team

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has roped in Brian Lara as a performance mentor to work with the West Indies international teams across formats and with the board’s academy.

Lara will be supporting 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 Jimmy Adams on ICC World Cup Tournament strategic planning,” a CWI press statement said.

“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,” Lara said.

Brian Lara’s first assignment will be the test series of West Indies against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. The first test starts on February 4 in Bulawayo. Before the Test, West Indies will also play a four-day warm-up game, starting Saturday in Bulawayo. Lara’s period of his role was not mentioned by CWI. Lara was part of the review panel of to look into West Indies’ poor performance at the T20 World Cup.

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