Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara has been given an honorary doctorate by the DY Patil University in India.
Lara, who is in India, made the announcement on his Instagram page on Thursday morning.
Brian Lara is said to be "fine and watching the cricket" after being taken to hospital after complaining of chest pains on Tuesday.
The Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said quoting a source close to the player that the 50-year-old was rushed to the hospital after complaining of discomfort during a promotional event.
Lara was in Mumbai to take part in events organised by Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in India.
Cricket icon Brian Lara is giving a 13-year-old golfer from Trinidad and Tobago, the opportunity to participate at the BMZ PGA Championship in England.
Lara has been invited to participate in the BMW PGA Championship and he has done on previous occasions, he has opted to expose another young golfer to such tournaments with the main aim of exposing them to the PGA circuit in an effort to further spark and ignite their passion for the game.
The golfer is Christopher Richards Jnr.
A match between a Brian Lara eleven and a Sachin Tendulkar eleven will open the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba on Saturday May 13th.
Sport Minister Darryl Smith made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
Smith said the ministry has been working closely with Lara on the opening.
He said the match will be broadcast across the world and will include local, regional and international cricketers.
Former West Indies batting legend Brian Lara is fine and there is no need for his fans to worry, as a story circulating on social media facebook is all a hoax.
According to the report Lara was seriously injured in a car crash before dawn on Ash Wednesday. They even went further to report that publicist Andy Moore said the cricketer was returning from a party with friends in the early hours of the morning, when he was involved in the accident. All we know is that he is not doing well,’ Mr Moore told The Associated Press according to the report.