Wednesday, May 29, 2024

USA Cricket: Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed as Head Coach of the National Women’s team and Women’s Under 19 teams

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  • The former West Indies left-hander has been appointed as the new Head Coach of the National Women’s Team and Women’s Under 19 Teams
  • Chanderpaul, based in Orlando, Florida will begin his term as Women’s U19 Head Coach on the upcoming tour to the Caribbean for the CWI Under-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship
  • Chanderpaul who is one of only 14 cricketers to score more than 10,000 Test Match runs; played 164 Tests and 268 One Day Internationals for West Indies

USA Cricket are delighted to announce that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the Head Coach of the National Women’s Team and Women’s Under 19 Teams after the advertised recruitment process was completed. Chanderpaul will begin the role immediately as the Under 19 team depart for the Caribbean today on Sunday July 3rd for the Cricket West Indies Under-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from July 5th – 13th

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, widely acknowledged as one of the best batters in the history of West Indian cricket, has been based in the United States in Orlando, Florida since 2005 and has been progressing through the coaching pathways since his retirement from professional cricket. Chanderpaul is also currently the Head Coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Premier League and most recently, has served as the batting consultant of the Cricket West Indies Under 19 men’s team.

Chanderpaul has signed a one and a half year contract until the end of 2023 and will fly today with the Under 19s side who play a round-robin format against six Caribbean teams: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and Windward Islands. 

USA Cricket Operations Director, Richard Done said, “We are thrilled to have attracted someone of Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s caliber to work with both the Women’s Senior and U19 Teams as Women’s Head Coach, and lead them onto the global stage. We have an exciting crop of young cricketers, of which many are already making their mark at senior level. Combining the two roles will provide coaching consistency across teams for those players as they develop. Apart from his distinguished playing career of 454 Test, ODI, and T20I matches, and captaining West Indies, Shivnarine comes to USA Cricket with head coach experience in the CPL, and having worked closely with both male and female elite players in the West Indies, and internationally. This depth of experience will be invaluable, not only in his primary role, but to the development of the wider high-performance player and coaching pathways in the USA. Shivnarine’s passion for the Women’s game and long-standing links with American cricket made him the stand-out candidate from the recruitment process that saw much interest.”

The new USA Women’s Head Coach, Shivnarine 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.”

To see the squad and fixtures for USA Women’s U19s for the Cricket West Indies Rising Stars Championship, please click here.

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