Lara, Yorke to feature in CPL charity match

Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 2 (IANS) Batting legend Brian Lara and outstanding former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke, will highlight the Caribbean Premier League charity match at Warner here.

Lara, a former West Indies captain, will joined by Yorke, who won a historic three trophies in a season in 1999 with United, in the game which will be played between a Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis XI and the Sir Vivian Richards XI here on Thursday, reports CMC.

The game will also feature a plethora of former West Indies and international players, with Ian Bishop, Stuart Williams and Daren Ganga, along with Australian Damien Martyn and Englishman Darren Gough set to participate.

Top West Indies women’s batsman, Stafanie Taylor, will also be in action.

“We’ve got some fantastic names from the worlds of cricket and entertainment due to take part in the charity match, the event is set to mark the pinnacle of celebrations in St. Kitts and Nevis,” Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of the Caribbean Premier League.

“The Hero CPL is the biggest party in sport, so we’re expecting a fun and colourful evening of entertaining cricket, whilst raising money for a worthy cause.”

This year, proceeds will go to the St Kitts-Nevis National Education Foundation (SKNNEF), which is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide deserving disadvantaged students with an opportunity to receive an excellent education.

Last year’s game raised money for three charities – Special Olympics St Kitts and Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis Association Of Persons with Disabilities and the Creative Youth Academy.

The country is currently hosting ten CPL matches until July 11.

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