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Windies in mourning as Alzarri Joseph’s mother dies

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West Indies cricketer Alzarri Joseph and his mother Sharon. (Picture courtesy ESPN Cricinfo.)

By: T. Chapman

Antiguan and West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, announced that his mother, Sharon, died ahead of play today, the third day of the Test against England in Antigua.

Joseph was part of a team huddle ahead of play and then warmed up with his teammates but a statement with regards to his involvement in the rest of the series has yet to surface.
Toufique Ahmed commented: “Big Heart Alzari! Nice to See him! BRAVVVVOOO!

Joseph came out to bat is expected to play a full part with the ball when England start their second innings. The Antiguan fast bowler has claimed five wickets at a cost of 18.60 apiece in the series so far.

A statement from Cricket West Indies shared through social media, invited spectators to

“please join us as we express condolences to Alzarri and his family”.

On the first day of the match, the 22-year-old fast bowler claimed a wicket with his first ball in his native Antigua when Joe Denly edged an attempted cut shot.

Players of both teams are wearing black armbands as a mark of respect.

This medium wishes to extend sincerest condolences to the Joseph family.

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