Brian Lara. Photo credit: CCNTV6

Brian Lara. Photo credit: CCNTV6

Former West Indies cricketer, Brian Lara, is expected to visit Dominica on Monday September 14, 2015 as a representative of the Trinidad and Tobago government to determine this country’s post-Erika assistance needs.

According to the CCNTV6 website, , Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, is sending special envoy Lara to meet with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit “to determine the nature” of additional assistance that Trinidad and Tobago can give to Dominica in the wake of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.

The report quotes a release issued on Friday by the office of Prime Minister Rowley as stating that Lara, “in the capacity of special envoy, will hold discussions with Prime Minister Skerrit to determine how Trinidad and Tobago may further assist its CARICOM neighbour in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, which devastated the island on August 27th 2015…”

Trinidad and Tobago was among the first set of Caribbean countries to respond after Tropical Storm Erika struck by providing assistance to Dominica in search, rescue and recovery operations.

Lara is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time. He holds several cricketing records, including the highest individual score of 501 not out in first class cricket and the highest individual score of 400 not out in a Test innings.