“Don’t allow burnout” – Ian Bishop wants compensation for Shamar Joseph from CWI


West Indies legend Ian Bishop has urged the Cricket West Indies and Guyana Government to compensate Shamar Joseph after his stupendous bowling show in the AUS vs WI 2nd Test. Ian Bishop also requested Cricket West Indies to control the workload of players like Shamar Joseph and other pacers.

Shamar Joseph helped West Indies to snatch a Test win in Australia after 37 years. Australia last won a Test match in Australia in 1997. Moreover, the Caribbean side also crushed Australia in a Test match after 2003. Hence, the visitors scripted history at The Gabba with a win in the final match of the Australia vs West Indies Test series.

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Compensate Shamar Joseph… – Don’t allow burnout- Ian Bishop urges WI Board

Ian Bishop took to X (Twitter) to urge West Indies Cricket Board and the Guyana Government to compensate Shamar Joseph post his stupendous show in Australia.

“Important for the board, Guyana govt & cooperate bodies to find a way to allocate funds to compensate Shamar Joseph & 1 or 2 other fast bowlers to keep them in the Caribbean & control how much cricket they play. Their pace is everything. Don’t allow burnout,” Bishop wrote on X. Have a look at his tweet below.

His request arrives after senior West Indies players like Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder forged central contracts with West Indies Cricket Board to play franchise cricket. There are also issues with some players over salaries. Many Caribbean players have ditched central contracts with the West Indies board to play in franchise leagues around the world.

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Shamar Joseph picked a 7-wicket haul in AUS vs WI 2nd Test

Meanwhile, West Indies outplayed Australia by 8 runs in a thrilling clash in the 2nd Test. West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph hunted a fabulous 7-wicket haul in the 2nd innings to drive the visitors to victory. Australia had a target of 216 in the final innings.

Austalia started well with opener Steve Smith, who hit an unbeaten 91 runs in the match. However, Shamar Joseph’s storm started with the wicket of two-down batter Cameron Green. Later, he cleaned the entire batting order by dismissing Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood.

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Joseph played despite the toe injury

While Steve Smith remained unbeaten on one end with his unbeaten 91 runs, Joseph dismantled Hazlewood’s stumps to steal a victory for his team. The AUS vs WI Test series ended in a 1-1 tie and Joseph won the player of the match as well as the series.

Notably, Joseph faced a toe injury in the match earlier but arrived to play on Day 4. A Mitchell Starc’s yorker hit him on the toe in the previous innings. However, he still arrived with a stunning show in the match.

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