West Indies news January 24, 2013

Chanderpaul's son to make first-class debut

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul's son, Tagenarine, will make his first-class debut at the age of 16, for Guyana against Leeward Islands in the regional four-day competition in Antigua from February 9.

Tagenarine has been selected as an opener for Guyana, who are captained by spinner Veerasammy Permaul.

Tagenarine, like his father, is said to be a patient batsman, hard to dislodge and capable of spending a lot of time at the crease.

Shivnarine had also made his first-class debut for Guyana as a teenager, when he was 18. He is currently playing the Bangladesh Premier League and will be away during the course of his son's debut.

The competition has been dominated by Jamaica for the past five years. Guyana last won the title in the 1997-98 season.

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  • jaswant on January 27, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    SINHAYA ,I think he should be himself, expressing his identity and uniqueness.His father more than anyone is greatness to emulate.Through out Shiv's career it can be said that he has been a great sportsman and one who speaks through the tongue of his bat.Clive LLoyd is a fine example of a great leader and sportsman.

  • Carl on January 25, 2013, 15:13 GMT

    Imagine it...

    A year from now, following as meteoric rise as his father...

    The West Indies middle order, unbreakable...

    But in all seriousness, he couldn't have a better mentor, and if anybody can deal with pressure, its Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Good luck Tagenarine, may you follow in your father's illustrious footsteps! And who knows, maybe even take a few steps alongside him...?

  • ravin on January 24, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    If Tegnarine does make his debut against the Leewards Island it will be a stunning coincidence as Shiv also made his first class debut against the Leewards island in 1990..the Leewards isnt as strong as it was back then but when shiv made his debut the Leewards attack possesed Ambrose,Winston and Kenny Benjamin,he was run out for a duck in the first innings but bounced back with a measured 90 in the seond inngs ..didnt know i witness something special to come tearing into Curtly Ambrose and co. who was nothing more in his prime.

  • Harmon on January 24, 2013, 18:04 GMT

    Hope he too has a great future but I also hope his father did not give him any tips for the stance and the shuffle. Good luck kiddo.

    And btw, for a sec I thought his name was Tangerine. Lol.

  • Khub on January 24, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    OMG! one chanderpaul making the bowlers lyf hell, nd another coming :o

  • o on January 24, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    He's only 16 must have huge skill I just hope there is not to much pressure put on him we already have media comparing Darren to Lara but I'm sure he will be incredible having Shiv as father to pass down all that patience and wisdom !

  • Daniel on January 24, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    @Matthew Share

    Indeed. I hope Guyana's backing of young Chanderpaul bears fruit.

  • Prashan on January 24, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    Congratulations Shivnarine as I know how much proud you are as a father to see this happen. I hope your son Tagenarine can be the next Clive Lloyd or Vivian Richards of West Indies. As a Sri Lankan I adore West Indies big time as I am yearning to see you all return to the days of glory. I adore Windies also because

    - you all too are tropical islands just like Sri Lanka - Darren Sammy is my favorite cricketer of all - Your team from 1980 to 1995 is the best ever not to have lost a home and away test seris at all during the period

    @Cricket_Man, yes man how awesome would it be to see the father and the son play together for West Indies. But we may be ambitious in expecting that to happen cos Shiv is now 38 and will be 39 in August. So we must expect Shiv to play another 2 years and also hope Tagenarine will excel at domestic level in another 2 years.

  • Dummy4 on January 24, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Looks like Tagenarine will have a juicy debut. If he is as pithy as his father (who should be one of the top Mandarins at the WICB) then he may well have a big future. He needs to be careful not to allow his career to be split into segments, and not to sow the seeds of failure early.

  • Faizan on January 24, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    I want to see Shiv and Tag play for West Indies, batting together. Now that would be awesome!

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