Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed as batting consultant for West Indies Rising Stars U19

Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed as batting consultant for West Indies Rising Stars U19

The 47-year-old is the latest addition to head coach Floyd Reifer’s coaching staff for the camp, scheduled to take place from November 15 to 28

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the batting consultant of the West Indies Rising Stars U19s squad for the High-Performance Camp in Antigua ahead of the upcoming U19 World Cup. The multi-nation mega event is scheduled to take place in January-February in the West Indies.

Chanderpaul last played in 2015 and remains West Indies’ highest-capped player in Test cricket. In 164 Tests, the southpaw notched 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37 with 30 centuries and 66 half-centuries. The left-hander also plied his trade in 268 ODIs and 22 T20Is in his illustrious career. He also played three games for RCB in the 2008 edition of the IPL.

The 47-year-old is the latest addition to head coach Floyd Reifer’s coaching staff for the camp, scheduled to take place from November 15 to 28 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

CWI Director of Cricket delighted with Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s appointment

“We want to welcome Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the Rising Stars U19s group and we look forward to him working with our young players at this critical stage in their development pathway,” CWI Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said in Sports Max.

“Shiv has a tremendous amount of cricketing knowledge and know-how and he will be a great addition to the coaching staff. We already have another icon of the game in Sir Curtly Ambrose, who has been involved with the squad since the camp in August, as well as several other outstanding coaches,” he added.

For the upcoming camp, the CWI selection panel has named 28 players. It includes two newbies Jaden Leacock, a right-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler and Kevin Wickham, a right-arm wrist spinner and right-hand batter.

“Having had a month-long camp in Antigua in August followed by the 18-man West Indies Under-19 squad tour of England, I am looking forward to seeing the continued progress and improvements of the various players as well as to interact with them to understand their thinking and approach to the game,” Robert Haynes, CWI’s Lead Selector, said.

West Indies U19 are also set to play a five-match series at home before finalising the squad for the World Cup. The mega event will take place from January 4 to February 3, 2022.