GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Legendary former West Indies batsman, Shiv Chanderpaul, has been appointed interim assistant coach of Guyana Jaguars.

The 44-year-old fills the breach created by the secondment of head coach Esuan Crandon to the West Indies coach staff. Rayon Griffith, the former Guyana fast bowler, will replace Crandon with Chanderpaul taking the vacant spot.

“He will definitely be assisting the batters,” Griffith said. “He has been around this set up for many years during the team’s success and I think it is best for a man like him to be around this set up.”

In announcing Chanderpaul’s appointment, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) said the move came at an

“imperative time in the development of Guyana’s cricket, where the utilization of knowledgeable and experienced coaches can lend effective support to the program which has shown significant growth. Shiv’s appointment is aided by his on-and-off field experiences in the sport. He has been a very productive ambassador having played all levels of cricket and it is expected that he will transfer valuable knowledge to the Jaguars,” the GCB statement continued.

Jaguars are four-time reigning first class champions and are currently leading the standings following four rounds of matches in the ongoing 2018-19 season.

Chanderpaul scored 11 867 runs from 164 Tests to be the second-leading run-getter for West Indies in the longest format behind Brian Lara.

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