Former West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the batting consultant for the Windies’ Under-19 team for the upcoming high-performance camp in Antigua. The preparation for next year’s World Cup is underway, and the tournament is set to be played in the Caribbean.
Chanderpaul is one of the most underrated Test batsmen in history. He is the most-capped West Indian Test player, with 164 caps to his name. He scored 11,867 runs at an excellent average of over 51. Chanderpaul will now have a chance to impart his experience to the youngsters.
“We want to welcome Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the Rising Stars U-19s group and we look forward to him working with our young players at this critical stage in their development pathway,” Jimmy Adams, CWI’s director of cricket said.
He will be a great addition to the coaching staff – Adams on Shivnarine Chanderpaul
The upcoming camp consists of 28 players, and they will be guided by the legendary Curtly Ambrose, who was already part of the side, and now Chanderpaul.
“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,” Adams added.
“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 see 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.”
“The two-week camp will include four practice matches along with continued skills and physical development, and it’s an opportunity for all players invited to stake a claim for selection for the series at home and the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup,” Robert Haynes, CWI’s lead selector for the Under-19s said.
The preparation period will be held from November 15 to 28 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.