Former West Indies Legendry batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul will step down as the head coach of the USA senior women’s and U19 teams after the upcoming inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s World Cup in South Africa, USA cricket announced in a statement on Wednesday.
USA Cricket had announced Chanderpaul’s decision has come as a massive surprise for the board.
“It is really unfortunate that Chanderpaul has intended to part ways with the current role as head coach after the U19 World cup. His experience as a player and his expertise as a coach are of immense value, and it had started to show results in his early stint as a coach of the USA Women’s team.
USA Cricket governing body is trying to stabilise from the few losses since its inception in 2018, as half dozen coaches, few administrators and few selected independent directors have departed and to lose Shivnarine at this juncture is a big loss for USA Cricket, no doubt about that,” an unnamed source said in the board’s statement.
Last week, USA Cricket had announced West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul to continue as Head coach for USA at their inaugural ICC Under 19 Women’s T20 World Cup campaign underway next month in South Africa.
USA Cricket Hall of Famer Jatin Patel said,
“We already have half a dozen renowned head coaches disconnected from the National team(s) since the new board is in place and I doubt if Shivnarine will renew his contract after the U19 world cup in South Africa. I had a word with Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s manager and he has confirmed that he will not consider extending or renewing Chanderpaul’s contract after the Women’s U19 World Cup in SA.”
Chanderpaul started his role as head coach with immense success for the national team and in franchise cricket.
Last Week Chanderpaul said, He is looking forward to showcasing the talent available within the USA’s ranks, and after a series win over the West Indies U19 women, believes his side can acquit themselves well in South Africa.
“After a brilliant tour of Dubai, we are focusing on final preparations for this historic World Cup for the players and for the USA,” Chanderpaul said.
“We showed throughout the year the kind of cricket that we can play.”
“World Cups are incredibly special and we are really looking forward to representing the country on this fantastic platform.” he said earlier this month
He also led the Jamaica Tallawahs as head coach to the 2022 Caribbean Premier League Title in September.