Usain Bolt Participating in Charity Cricket Match

Usain Bolt 275The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has agreed to play with some of his Caribbean cricket heroes in a 15-over charity tournament that begins on Sunday at Discovery Bay in Jamaica.

“I grew up watching cricketers like Courtney Walsh take the West Indies to new heights and I am a big admirer of Chris Gayle for his power batting and calm attitude; he is my favorite player right now,” said Bolt. “So, to have the chance to play with these guys is a dream come true for me.”

Bolt will join the likes of West Indies greats Walsh, Richie Richardson and Curtley Ambrose and current stars Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jerome Taylor in the four-match, one-day invitation event (AP, 10/15).