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Brian Lara is back for Festival of Cricket

West Indies Cricket legend Brian Lara has been confirmed to be a part of the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match against the Perth Scorchers.

Lara will play alongside Australian legends Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds. South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs will join Lara in the legends side, with Ryan Campbell flying in from Hong Kong.

Lara is returning to the Festival of Cricket for the third successive year after star turns in 2014 and 2015. 

Australian Cricket legend Adam Gilchrist has said of the event,


The chance to run around with a bunch of old mates and pit ourselves against the Scorchers is exciting and sure to be entertaining for all.


It will be the third time KFC Big Bash League outfit Perth Scorchers have faced the Legends XI. 

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