Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is set to play cricket in the upcoming Road Safety World Series. The T20 tournament will feature legends from five nations; India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, and Australia to promote road safety in India.
West Indies Legends squad was announced on Sunday (16 February). The team will be led by legendary cricketer Brian Lara.
The Olympic medalist, Blake is excited to play and he had expressed his love for cricket in a recent visit to India. “I have two more years left in track and field and then its cricket for me. But, I do not wish to play for the West Indies. I would love to feature in franchise cricket; I would even love to own a franchise in India. And most importantly, play for either Kolkata Knight Riders or the Royal Challengers Bangalore,” he had said, as per Mid-Day.
The tournament will start on March 7, and India Legends-led by Sachin Tendulkar will clash against West Indies.
Here is the full squad of West Indies legends:
Brian Lara (c), Yohan Blake, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Danza Hyatt, Darren Ganga, Pedro Collins, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Samuel Badree and Suleiman Benn.