Former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the batting consultant of the West Indies Under-19 team for the Under-19 World Cup to be held in the West Indies in January-February 2022. There is going to be a big camp soon in Antigua to prepare for this tournament. Chanderpaul is the highest Test player for West Indies. He has scored 11,867 runs in 164 matches at an average of 51 for West Indies. Apart from this, he has also played 268 ODIs and 22 T20 Internationals. He will be joined by head coach Floyd Reifer, assistant coach Rohan Nurse and bowling coach Curtly Ambrose. The camp will be held from November 15 to 28 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said, Chanderpaul has a great knowledge of cricket and it would be really nice to have him join the coaching staff. We already have Sir Curtly Ambrose, who just joined the camp in August. The selectors have picked 28 players for the camp after the trial matches held in August. There are two new players in this team, including right-arm fast bowler and Jaden Licock, and right-arm batsman and right-arm wrist spinner Kevin Wickham.
In this two-week camp, along with practice matches, the skills of the players will be tested and physical improvement will be done. From this camp, players will have a chance to make a place in the team for the series and World Cup to be held at home.