Chanderpaul joins Sammy as Women’s World T20 ambassador

By Sports Desk September 21, 2018
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Legendary West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as a Cricket Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World T20, which will bowl off in the Caribbean in a little under two months’ time.

Chanderpaul, the second highest runs scorer in West Indies Test cricket history, will join former captain Darren Sammy as a representative for the women’s tournament as Cricket West Indies (CWI) looks to rally support for the event.  The ambassadors are expected to make several appearances to drum up support between September and November.

The Guyanese-born batsman, who played 164 Tests for the West Indies in which he scored 30 centuries, took the early opportunity to urge fans to come out and be part of the experience.

“This tournament is for the fans of the West Indies and I want to urge everyone to come out. It will be a great few weeks of brilliant performances by some of the best women players to ever play the game. I’m delighted I will be part of it.”

The ICC Women’s World T20 will be played at three venues — Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana; Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St Lucia; and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.

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