LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) – Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed head coach of American College Cricket.
Lloyd Jodah, president of the ACC, announced on Monday that Chanderpaul has agreed to allow his name to be associated with the championship trophy for the winning team in the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship.
Chanderpaul has endorsed the Championship and looks forward to giving technical assistance when his playing schedule permits.
“It’s been gratifying to see the response of cricketers across the United States to the thought of playing in the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship,” said Chanderpaul.
“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.”
He added: “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 United States.
“The resources of the United States can bring so much to the game. Doing my bit to assist cricket in the United States is helping cricket everywhere.”
Chanderpaul become the first active Test star has been so involved in the game in the United States.
Officials are also hoping to have the star batsman present the Chanderpaul Trophy to the national champions on March 21 in Florida.
The ACC seeks to take the game to the next level in the United States by organising matches on the American College sports scene.
The American College Cricket Spring Break Championship will help college cricketers get more support from their schools and assist in getting official recognition in more universities.