Former skipper and legend, Brian Lara will join the West Indies team as a performance mentor across all international formats. Lara’s primary role will be to support the various international head coaches of West Indies Cricket and to provide players with tactical advice. It is believed that he will also work closely with Director of Cricket and former teammate Jimmy Adams on strategic planning for ICC World Cup tournaments.
“I am really looking forward to Brian making a significant contribution to our cricket system by providing invaluable guidance and advice to our players and coaches,” Adams said.
“We are confident that Brian will help to improve our high-performance mindset and strategic culture that will bring us more success on the field across all formats. Everyone is excited to have Brian involved in supporting our players.”
Just recently Lara was part of a three-person panel that delivered a report into the West Indies’ disappointing performance at last year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and the Trinidadian won’t waste any time in commencing his new role as he is set to join up with the men’s Test squad for their two-match tour of Zimbabwe next month.
“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.
“I’m looking forward to joining the group in Zimbabwe and the opportunity to work with other West Indies teams later in the year.”