Former West Indies batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul was on Sunday appointed as the head coach of the USA Women’s senior and U19 cricket 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.
“USA Cricket are delighted to announce that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the Head Coach of the National Women’s Team and Women’s Under 19 Teams after the advertised recruitment process was completed,” the USA Cricket said in a statement.
A Windies legend, Chanderpaul’s international career spanned more than 20 years. In 454 internationals, he scored a whopping 20,988 runs at an average of 45.72, which included 41 centuries and 125 half-centuries. He is also one of the only two West Indies batters to score more than 10,000 Test runs.
Chanderpaul’s one-and-a-half-year contract will expire at the end of 2023.