2016
01.31

Veteran regional cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be honoured by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

This is according to President Dave Cameron, who has shot down claims that the regional body has no plans to honour the former captain who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.

“There is a plan to honour Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the best way possible. Unfortunately, we could not have done this before now because Shiv had indicated he had not retired. When we wanted to do something for him he had indicated this to us,” he said.

“We will now consult with him and figure out the best time to do so, and do so appropriately,” he added.

Chanderpaul, who scored 11, 867 runs in 164 Test and 8,778 ODI runs, announced his retirement from international cricket on January 23.

Cameron, who was criticized over a tweet about West Indies bating star Chris Gayle in February of last year, refused to comment on the player’s “inappropriate” comments to a female reported during the Australia Big Bash this year.

He revealed however, that the WICB has invested in making sure players are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to conduct interviews.

“This whole professional system that we have embarked on sees our players being caught by the franchises at an early age and the plan is that once they get into that professional set-up, we are trying to educate them about all that we require them to be as a professional player,” the President said.

“We also have a young lady on staff by the name of Iana Cooper who deals with those particular matters. She is a personal development manager for the players and so she is in touch with the players all the time trying to help them along that path,” he added.

West Indies Under-19 lost their opening match to England in the ICC World Cup in Bangladesh on Friday, while the senior team prepares for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup starting in March.

-WindiesCricket.com

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