Chris Gayle among West Indian icons set to be at Celebrity Legends Gala to honor Lawrence “Yagga” Rowe

Former West Indies opener Chris Gayle will be among a number of legends present at the Celebrity Legends Gala set for Saturday, January 20, in Fort Lauderdale.

The event, set to be held at the Westin Hotel, is being held to celebrate the 75th birthday of former West Indies batsman Lawrence “Yagga” Rowe.

It will also be used to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rowe’s 302 against England in Barbados.

“Big shout out to Sir Lawrence “Yagga” Rowe. Triple, triple, triple!” Gayle said in a video on Thursday.

“The Universe Boss will be there. See you guys Saturday. You know it’s a worthy cause so please, grab a ticket and support the cause. I’ll see you guys soon,” he added.

Other West Indian legends including the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers and Brian Lara are also expected to be at Saturday’s event.

Lawrence Rowe played 30 Tests for the West Indies from 1972-1980 and scored 2047 runs at an average of 43.55 with seven hundreds and seven fifties.

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