Sobers and Ambrose join Windies camp

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The West Indies training camp ahead of the series against New Zealand has been boosted with a bit of legendary shine, with Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose joining the team to offer tips and advice.

The West Indies training camp ahead of the series against New Zealand has been boosted with a bit of legendary shine, with Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose joining the team to offer tips and advice.

Sobers, one of the game's great batsmen with a Test average of nearly 58, will be working with the batsmen for a spell, while former fast bowler Ambrose, with 405 Test wickets, will offer his services as a bowling consultant.

Windies head coach Ottis Gibson was delighted with the additions, saying: "Sir Curtly is heavily involved in cricket here with the Combined Campuses & Colleges and is making a contribution to West Indies cricket in that way, so the feeling is to get him to come in and mentor the good bowlers that we have and try to see if he can inspire them through his experiences to turn themselves into great bowlers.

"He's obviously led the West Indies bowling attack and done it very well over his career, so hopefully he will impart some knowledge and pass on some of his experiences onto the guys.

"Sir Garry is the best of the best and it is great to have him join us. He is still an avid watcher of the game, so he sees a lot of things. He is here to pass on his knowledge over so many years of doing it.

"The guys like Darren Bravo and young Kieran Powell have been very receptive and his wisdom will not be lost on the experienced guys like Shiv Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels either. All the guys will get the opportunity to speak to Sir Garry about their game, which can only be a good thing for us.

"Hopefully, over the next couple of the days, the guys will really use him as a springboard for where they are in their game and what he thinks they need to do to take their game to the next level"

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