Chanderpaul has been the premiere batsman for the West Indies for years. A team player, nevertheless Shiv has achieved many personal accomplishments such as : (1) scoring the 3rd FastestTest Century in history (in 72 balls vs Australia) ; (2) being the only batsman to bat 1,000 consecutive balls in Tests without getting out and (3) being 2nd 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 USA. The resources of the USA can bring so much to the game. Doing my bit to assist cricket in the USA is helping cricket everywhere.”
Shiv Chanderpaul’s manager Chris Thakoorpersad added “Whilst Shiv’s Team commitments are priorities, we’re making every effort to have Shiv present the Chanderpaul Trophy to the National Champions on March 21st in Florida”.
Chanderpaul has also been working with the Guyana Minister of Sports Frank Anthony to develop the game in schools in Guyana, where his teenage son Brandon lives and plays.
Chanderpaul is currently recuperating from a hand injury which forced him to miss the Australia vs West Indies ODI Series, currently in progress.