by David Griffin
Derbyshire’s Head Coach and Captain met up with new overseas signing, Shivnarine ‘Shiv’ Chanderpaul last night in Barbados.
The recent Test Match between West Indies and Zimbabwe took place at the Kensington Oval so Karl Krikken and Wayne Madsen plus Chairman Chris Grant and Honorary Secretary David Griffin took the opportunity to meet up with the left-handed batsman once the game had concluded.
The meeting lasted around 90 minutes and offered the Head Coach and Captain the perfect opportunity to meet Shiv before his scheduled arrival ahead of the Media Day on 4th April.
The Chairman outlined the Club’s strategy for both cricket and business – including ground development, while Krikken and Madsen discussed the make-up of the squad and chatted about the cricketing and fitness facilities available to the players.
Afterwards, Krikken commented; “Even though the meeting was brief, Shiv gave me the clearest indication that he will be hugely beneficial to Derbyshire. His record, his reputation and his work ethic will be a significant factor not only in terms of the runs we expect him to score, but also in terms of his influence on our still-developing squad.”
Chanderpaul still has other cricketing commitments ahead of him, including a Test Match in Dominica next week, but Derbyshire followers can expect him to take his place in the Derbyshire side for the first Championship game of the season at Edgbaston on 10th April
Source: Derbyshire County Cricket Club