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JM | Jan 20, 2022

Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed as Jamaica Tallawahs head coach

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

West Indies batting great Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs ahead of the coming 2022 season of the Hero Caribbean Premier League.

In the meantime, Andre Coley was named assistant coach on the coaching staff that will also be joined by fast-bowling great Sir Curtly Ambrose.

Chanderpaul, the 47-year-old left-handed batter, who played 164 Tests, 268 ODIs and 22 T20Is, scoring a total of 20,988 runs for the West Indies, is expected to return the two-time CPL champions to glory.

“Shivnarine has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has served West Indies cricket with distinction and I know that he will take the Tallawahs to new heights,” said Krishna Persaud, owner of the Jamaica Tallawahs.

“It’s an absolute honour to be appointed as the new head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs and I am really looking forward to working with the players and support staff to bring another championship to Jamaica.”

Shivanarine Chanderpaul

Chanderpaul said he sees leading the Jamaican franchise of the CPL as an honour.

“It’s an absolute honour to be appointed as the new head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs and I am really looking forward to working with the players and support staff to bring another championship to Jamaica,” Chanderpaul said.

Curtly Ambrose. (Photo: CARICOM Today)

Ambrose is also being welcomed to the Jamaica Tallawahs support staff for the coming season.

One of the greatest fast bowlers of all-time, with 405 Test wickets and another 225 in ODIs, Ambrose will serve as the Tallawahs bowling coach.

“Sir Curtly brings a lot of technical expertise and experience to the Tallawahs and we look forward to having him with the team,” said Persaud.

Coley was a member of the inaugural management team at the High Performance Centre in Barbados, from 2010 to 2013, and was head coach of the Windward Islands Volcanoes first-class franchise from 2017 and 2019. He is currently the head coach of the Jamaica Scorpions, a post he has held since 2019.

“We are excited and welcome Chanderpaul, Sir Curtly and Coley to the Tallawahs family,” stated Jeff Miller, general manager of the Tallawahs.

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