Chanderpaul hits century against Bangladesh

By Dalchand Bissoon

Shiv Chanderpaul, the veteran West Indies middle-order batsman, hammered a brilliant century (183) in a three-day tour match between St. Kitts & Nevis and the touring Bangladesh team.

Bangladesh elected to bat first and scored 377 for seven wickets declared with centuries from skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, 106 not out and Nazir Hossain, 100. St. Kitts & Nevis in reply were all out for 399 with Chanderpaul topscoring with 183 which included 20 fours and two sixes and opener Shane Jeffers also scored a century (118).

Bangladesh in their second innings were 148 for four wickets at the close.

In other regional news, Ridley Jacobs, the former West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman, has been appointed head coach of the Antigua and Barbuda senior team.

Jacobs’ appointment comes as the team prepares for the 2014 Leeward Islands Cricket Association Three-Day Tournament and the Nagico One-Day Tournament, which starts this month.