17 year old Guyana U-19 opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of Shiv Chanderpaul has been selected for the West Indies Under 19 team, to play in a 7 match One Day series in Guyana, in October. The young Chanderpaul scored a century and two half centuries in the recently concluded Regional U-19 three day tournament and a fifty in the 50 over version to earn himself selection for the West Indies U-19 side.
The 17 year old, also called Brandon, told Kaieteur Sport’s Zaheer Mohammed yesterday that he is eagerly looking forward to the upcoming West Indies and Bangladesh U-19 seven match One Day Series to be played in Guyana in October. He said:
“I am thrilled to be named in the West Indies U-19 team; I am really looking forward to the series and want to make Guyana and the region happy. Basically I haven’t set myself any goals but would like to occupy the crease for long periods and get among the runs.I am learning a lot from my father. He told me to concentrate, play the ball on its merit.”
Tage or Brandon as he often called recently spent a stint in England playing club cricket – he even played a match against his father Shiv. The Chanderpaul family hails from Unity, East Coast Demerara. Tage does most of his training at Gandhi Youth Organisation Cricket Club – where many Jodahs played in the 1960s. The Jodah family later played a major role in a young Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s career.
Tage plays for the Everest Cricket Club in local club cricket, feels Guyana haa a very good chance of winning the Under 19 tournament :
“I think we have a good team and the players are capable of giving a good account of themselves. We also have home advantage,” said young Chanderpaul, who feels this will be great preparation for the 2014 Under 19 World Cup, which he is looking forward to.
The young Chanderpaul, who turned 17 in May, has been trained by his grandfather growing up, and gets advice and training from Shiv whenever the West Indies International star is able to.