President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, has praised veteran middle-order-batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul for achieving several miles stone in his career in 2013.
Chanderpaul played his 150th test match during the recent series against India and earlier this month became the seventh player to pass 11,000 runs in test cricket playing in the series against New Zealand.
In his Christmas message, the WICB president described the Guyanese batsman as ‘durable.’
“I must salute Shivnarine Chanderpaul for achieving 150 Test appearances and 11,000 runs in Test cricket. Shiv continues to be a shining champion of whom we are all proud,” said Cameron. “We have also seen several other players making strides in their world rankings even as our team performances have not always been as strong as we would all like them to be,” he said.
Cameron, who was elected as president earlier this year, said his tenure has been tough so far but that WICB has made significant strides. The president said based on the work being done by the WICB, he is expecting more success in all formats for both men’s and women’s teams.