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Hilton Moreeng Named as Head Coach for USA Senior and U-19 Women’s Team

Former Proteas Women coach Hilton Moreeng has been named as the head coach of the USA women’s senior and U-19 cricket teams.

Hilton Moreeng Named as Head Coach for USA Women

The 46-year-old right-handed batter has guided the South Africa Women’s team for 11 years before his tenure ended in March. He is set to take over from Shivnarine Chanderpaul whose contract ended in 2023.

Moreeng served as the South African women’s head coach for 11 years and guided the team for two ODI World Cup semi-finals, and two T20 World Cup semi-finals and became the first national senior side to reach a World Cup final, at home in the 2023 T20 World Cup.

While speaking in the media, “I am thrilled to join USA Cricket and eager to collaborate with both current players and emerging talent,” Moreeng said.

“My goal is to methodically build a competitive squad capable of rivaling the best in women’s cricket globally. Together, we aim to foster a culture of excellence and achievement within USA Cricket, paving the way for a successful future on the international stage.”

Former Australia international Julia Price served as the head coach of the team from 2019 to 2022 before Chanderpaul took over.

“Coach Hilton brings a rich background and vast experience to USA Cricket having been a critical part of the transformation of South African women’s cricket,” Venu Pisike, said.

“USA women are also at the beginning of a transformative period with an Olympics in four years’ time and we believe Hilton’s successes, diverse experiences, and understanding of challenges in an emerging cricket nation is well suited for our program.” Moreeng’s first assignment with the team will start with the preparations for the 2025 U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup.

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