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Sir Garry with Brian Lara All-Stars

Sir Garry (right) and Brian Lara.

PORT OF SPAIN – Barbados National Hero and former West Indies cricketing great Sir Garfield Sobers will be a prominent figure at the Twenty20 for 50 Cricket Festival as manager and ambassador of the Brian Lara All-Star team.

Sir Garry will be in Trinidad and Tobago this week ahead of the event, as is former T&T football captain Dwight Yorke, who will also be in the mix as T&T sports ambassador.

The three-day tournament starts on Friday at the Queen’s Park Oval, with T&T, Jamaica, the Brian Lara team and a Daren Ganga All-Star team competing

Some of the big names listed for the tournament are former South Africa players Herschelle Gibbs, Makhaya Ntini and Justin Kemp, along with out-of- favour South African opener Loots Bosman, and West Indies players, pacer Fidel Edwards, all-rounders Dwayne Smith and Assad Fudadin and off spinner Sunil Narine.

The full line-up of all of the teams is expected to be announced later this week.

Trinidad and Tobago have been preparing over the last few months for the Champions League tournament in South Africa next month.

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