The West Indian veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul is ready to take up a new role. The legendary player is now the new head coach of US National Women's and U-19 Teams. Chanderpaul committed to a 1.5-year deal that runs through the end of 2023.
“USA Cricket is delighted to announce that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the Head Coach of the National women's and Under 19 teams after the advertised recruitment process was completed,” USA Cricket stated in a release .
“Chanderpaul will begin the role immediately. As the Under 19 women's team depart for the Caribbean on Sunday for the Cricket West Indies Under-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from July 5 -13.”
Shivnarine Chanderpaul the new coach for USA Women's Team
In a career of over 20 years in international cricket, Chanderpaul played in 454 international matches and amassed a staggering 20,988 runs. Moreover, the Caribbean legend has 41 centuries and 125 half-centuries to his name. Interestingly, he is one of just two West Indies batsmen who have amassed more than 10,000 Test runs. Furthermore, Chanderpaul was recently the batting consultant for the Cricket West Indies Under 19 men's team. Shivnarine Chanderpaul is also the current head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League.
Certainly happy about his new role, Chanderpaul 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've 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'm 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,” he added.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul USA Cricket
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