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Named Head Coach of American College Cricket
Cricket Press Release
February 15th, 2010
American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah announced that 2008
ICC and Wisden Cricketer of the Year Shiv Chanderpaul would be the
Head Coach of the 2010 American College Tournament.
Veteran West Indies batsman was named coach for the American
College Cricket 2010 season. Photo by Shiek Mohamed.
Guyana and West Indies Test player Shivnarine Chanderpaul endowed
the Chanderpaul Championship Trophy for the American College Cricket
Spring Break Championship, and endorsed the championship tournament
from the beginning. Never before has any active Test Cricket star
been so involved in the game in the USA.
Chanderpaul has been the premiere batsman for the West Indies for
years. A team player, nevertheless he has many personal accomplishments
such as: (1) scoring the 3rd fastest Test century in history; 72
balls, vs. Australia, (2) being the only batsman to bat 1,000 consecutive
balls in Tests without getting out, and (3) being second only to
Brian Lara in Test runs scored for the West Indies.
Chanderpaul said, "It's been gratifying to see the response
of cricketers across the USA to the thought of playing in the American
College Cricket Spring Break Championship.
Some talent has already emerged, such as Adil Bhatti and Ankit Sehgal
- it's exciting to wonder how many more players will take advantage
of the opportunities the Championship presents," adding, "Right
now I'm happily playing cricket all over the world but when my schedule
permits I'd like to do some coaching of college cricketers in the
The resources of the USA can bring so much to the game and doing
my bit to assist cricket in the USA is helping cricket everywhere."
Shiv Chanderpaul's manager Chris Thakoopersaud said, "Whilst
Shiv's team commitments are priorities, we're making every effort
to have him present the Chanderpaul Trophy to the National Champions
on March 21st in Florida."
Chanderpaul has also been working with Guyana’s Minister of
Sports Frank Anthony to develop the game in schools in Guyana, where
his teenage son Brandon lives and plays. Shiv Chanderpaul is currently
recuperating from a hand injury that forced him to miss the Australia
vs. West Indies ODI Series, now in progress.