When I Married the Captain: Fantastic conversation with Amy ChanderpaulCaribbean Belle Magazine - When I Married the Captain: Fantastic conversation with Amy Chanderpaul - by J.C.WilliamsCaribbean Belle
....: Fantastic conversation with Amy Chanderpaul - by J.C.Williams :.
The Captain of the West Indies cricket team is arguably the most powerful person in the Caribbean.He
plays a key role in the fortunes of the game and the blood pressure levels of cricket fans in this cricket-mad region.
Belle interviews Amy Chanderpaul
, the Captain's wife.Amy
tale of love, adventure, and her
husband's brand of ,never give up' cricket.
: Like any other marriage, there are more responsibilities and it helped me to mature faster.
: Being the wife of a sportsman is quite a role, putting up with the busy schedules, hearing the critics and trying to control the anger inside (smiles).Coping with the bad patches in his
career are the hardest times.
: I do not see myself as famous.
: My one and only favourite is Shiv Chanderpaul.
...Amy: I attended St. Stanislaus College and at present I'm pursuing a Degree in Accounting at Florida Southern College.
: I have a lot of favourites (smile)- curried shrimp, curried crab and dhall,
: I would have to say India.
: Just to name a few on my list, WI in St. Vincent vs.New Zealand in a One Day International.
: I'm very open when it comes to dressing, but I prefer the classy look.
: My favourite colour is baby blue and favourite gemstones are Amethyst and Topaz.
Belle: Finally, how has living in the USA made you appreciate being a Caribbean person?Amy
: Although America has provided me with a lot of opportunities at my fi ngertips, I appreciate being from the Caribbean, even more today.The Caribbean is a place where we have more freedom, many cultural and moral values, and it's much more family oriented.To me, living in the islands is more of a pleasurable experience than anywhere else I have been.Amy Chanderpaul
and Shiv split their time between Florida- USA, and Guyana.
His wife of 6 years, Amy
is, like Shiv, Guyanese, of East Indian descent and a devout Hindu.