The former West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as batting consultant of the Under-19 national team for the upcoming high-performance camp ahead of the U-19 World Cup 2022. Chanderpaul will join Floyd Reifer (head coach) and other coaching staff in the team’s preparation.
The high-performance camp is scheduled from November 18 to 28 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
“Shiv has a tremendous amount of cricketing knowledge and know-how and he will be a great addition to the coaching staff,” Jimmy Adams, Cricket West Indies (CWI) Director of Cricket, said in a statement.
“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.
The selection panel has selected 28 players for this camp following the previous one.
The camp also includes two newcomers who will be assessed by the coaches and selectors – Jaden Leacock and Kevin Wickham.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) lead selector, Robert Hynes said that he is looking forward to meeting the players.
“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,” Hynes said.
“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,” he added.
The West Indies Under-19s are preparing for the ICC U-19 World Cup 2022, scheduled from January 4- February 8, 2022, next year in the Caribbean. Chanderpaul’s excellent cricketing career will help the boys in clinching the World Cup trophy.
The 47-year-old Chanderpaul played 268 ODIs, 164 Test matches and 22 T20Is, scoring 8778, 11867 and 343 runs, respectively.