Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed as head coach for USA Women Cricket Team
Former West Indian batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been taken by the USA Cricket as a head coach for the Women’s national side as well as for their U19 team.
Former West Indian batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been taken by the USA Cricket as a head coach for the Women’s national side as well as for their U19 team. Chanderpaul’s tenure would be consisting of one and a half years until the end of 2023, begins on Sunday (July 3) to coach the U19 team for the Under-19 T20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, from July 5.
Chanderpaul has some coaching experience with him – he has served as a batting consultant for the West Indies U19 team and is currently coaching Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL.
“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,”Chanderpaul said following his appointment.
“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.”
USA Cricket Operations director Richard Done expressed his delight at the coup, considering his great international experience, a career that spanned over 21 years.
“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,”Done said.
“We have an exciting crop of young cricketers, of which many are already making their mark at the 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,”Done added.