Former West Indian cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been named as the head coach of USA women’s national and U19 teams. Chanderpaul has signed a one-and-a-half-year contract and his first assignment will be the Cricket West Indies U-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship that will be played in West Indies.
The 47-year-old said, “I am excited to have been appointed as the Head Coach of the USA National Women’s Team and Women’s Under 19 Team. The Women’s game is something I am a huge advocate of, and I have followed the progress of the USA Women’s National team with keen interest. I have enjoyed being involved in American cricket over the years as a resident of Orlando, so to be given this opportunity to become the Head Coach for USA Cricket is an incredible one. I am really looking forward to using my 20+ years of international cricket and my recent coaching experiences, to help the women’s teams progress to World Cups in years to come, particularly the inaugural Under 19 Cricket World Cup in January.”
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Chanderpaul retired from all forms of international cricket in 2015. The Guyana-born cricketer made his international debut for the West Indies in 1994. The left-handed batter featured in 164 Tests, 268 ODIs, and 22 T20Is. The southpaw mustered more than 20,000 international runs, including 11867 Test runs, 8778 ODI runs and 343 runs. He registered 41 centuries and 125 half-centuries in his illustrious international career. Apart from his batting, he bowled occasional leg-spin and has 23 international wickets to his name.
After hanging up his boots from playing international cricket, Chanderpaul took to cricket coaching. At present, he is the head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Prior to this, he has been the batting consultant of the U-19 men’s team of the Cricket West Indies.
With his experience and expertise, Chanderpaul will be able to add a lot of value to the USA senior women’s and U19 women’s national cricket teams, when he takes up the job of head coach.
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