Women’s game is something I am a huge advocate of – Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Former West Indies batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the head coach of the USA women’s cricket team as well as their U19 team, Chanderpaul has some coaching experience as he has worked for the West Indies U19 side.
Former West Indies batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the head coach of the USA women’s cricket team as well as their U19 team.
Chanderpaul’s tenure for one and a half years until the end of 2023, starts on Sunday, as the U19 side stuff up for the Under-19 T20 Championship, in Trinidad and Tobago from July 5.
Chanderpaul has some coaching experience while he has worked as the batting consultant of the West Indies U19 side and is currently the head coach of the 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.
USA Cricket Operations director Richard Done expressed his delight at the coup, given Chanderpaul’s rich experience as an international player and a career spanning 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.
‘I was forced to retire’
Shivnarine Chanderpaul revealed that he had been forced by West Indies cricket to retire from international cricket. To get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the Master’s Champions League, the left-hander was warned that such shabby treatment from the selectors is worrying for future cricketers.
“I was given a No Objection Certificate by WICB with a clause in it that I retire on the 23rd (January),”Chanderpaul told ESPNcricinfo.
“If I didn’t announce my retirement they would have taken it back.”
“I wanted one last opportunity to play against Australia before signing off, but (I) can’t do anything about it. Just want to put that behind me,”Chanderpaul was quoted as saying by CMC.
“I got the NOC to play in Master Champions League after retiring from international cricket. Having played for so long, I feel I should have been treated well. If a player (like me) is treated like that, then think about how the younger generation will be treated.
“Being treated like ordinary school boys. Nobody would come and say that you like so and so. You are always treated that way. These things will happen,”said Chanderpaul, who is part of the Gemini Arabians in the inaugural Master’s Champions League.