USA Women’s team Head coach: Former West Indies batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been named as the head coach of the USA Women’s senior and U19 teams.
Chanderpaul named as USA Women’s team Head coach
Shivnarine Chanderpaul who is considered one of the greatest players of the era made his international debut for West Indies at the age of 19. Over a span of 21 years of his cricket career, Chanderpaul scored more than 11,000 Test runs and 8500+ runs in ODI format.
Due to poor performance Chanderpaul was dropped from the Windies squad in 2015 following which he announced his international retirement in 2016 at the age of 41.
“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 are delighted to announce that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the Head Coach of the Women’s National Women’s Team and Women’s Under 19 Teams
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) July 3, 2022
USA Cricket Operations director Richard Done expressed his delight at the coup, given Chanderpaul’s rich experience as an international player – 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 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.
Notably, in January 2022, he was appointed as head coach of Jamaica Tallawahs for the Caribbean Premier League 2022 edition.
It is worth mentioning that Chanderpaul holds the record for most career runs in test cricket when batting at number 5 position with 6,883 runs. Chanderpaul along with Stuart Williams holds the record for registering the highest opening run stand for West Indies in ODIs (200*).