The West Indies legend, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been named the USA National Women’s Team and Women’s Under 19 Teams’ new head coach on Sunday.
Chanderpaul has signed a one-and-a-half-year contract until the end of 2023 and will begin his tenure as Women’s U19 Head Coach on the USA’s upcoming tour to the Caribbean for the CWI Under-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship. Chanderpaul, 47, 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 most recently worked as the batting consultant for the Cricket West Indies Under 19 men’s side. He is also the current head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League.
The Southpaw is one of the only 14 cricketers to score more than 10,000 Test Match runs, he also has 8778 ODI runs in his name. He played 164 Tests and 268 One Day Internationals for West Indies and is widely recognised for his unique batting stance.