Former West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the head coach of the USA Women’s senior and U19 teams.
The 47-year-old, who is based in Orlando, Florida in the United States, is currently the head coach of the Caribbean Premier League side Jamaica Tallawahs, and recently served as the batting consultant for the U19 West Indies men’s team for the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
Chanderpaul’s role begins immediately, with the USA Women’s U19 team departing for the Caribbean on 3 July for the Cricket West Indies Under-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship, which will take place from 5 to 13 July in Trinidad and Trinbago.
On his appointment to the new position, 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.”
Meanwhile, 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.”
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