Shivnarine Chanderpaul receives UWI Doctorate

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Legendary Guyana and West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul was today awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St. Augustine campus.

Chanderpaul, a former Guyana and West Indies captain, was bestowed with the Honorary Doctor of Laws during the campus’ three days of graduation ceremonies.

With 11,867 runs in a West Indian record 164 matches, Chanderpaul is the Caribbean’s second highest Test runscorer behind Brian Lara. He amassed 30 Test centuries and 66 fifties in a career spanning 21 years, ending with an average of 51.37.

In 268 ODIs, the left-hander accumulated 8,778 runs at an average of 41.60 with 11 hundreds and 59 half-centuries.

In 384 First-Class games, Chanderpaul has piled up 27,498 runs at an average of 53.29 with 77 centuries and 144 half-centuries. In List A cricket, his 423 matches have yielded 13,439 runs at 41.99 with 13 hundreds and 98 fifties.

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