Chris Gayle has tormented bowlers with his bat. Now, the burly West Indian will use his charm to change the lives of young Jamaicans and use cricket for change.
Jamaican branch and will host 20 teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds for a year. Launched in England in May 2013, the foundation has already benefited 18 young men who are now role models in their local communities.
"Cricket is indeed a powerful sport; it has certainly changed my life," Gayle says. "Through cricket, I was given the tools and support to succeed and I want to share this with the youth through my Academy."