HEADLINE: Windies in mourning as Alzarri Joseph's mother dies on morning of third day in Antigua

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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2/2/19 8:55:12 AM 

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

While there is no confirmation on Joseph's involvement in the remainder of the Test, he was part of a team huddle ahead of play and then warmed up with his team-mates. Joseph is yet to bat in West Indies' first innings and would be expected to play a full part with the ball when England bat again. He has claimed five wickets at a cost of 18.60 apiece in the series so far.

A statement from Cricket West Indies invited spectators to "please join us as we express condolences to Alzarri and his family".

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

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link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/2/19 8:57:34 AM 
Sad. My condolence.

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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2/2/19 8:58:47 AM 
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Condolences Alzarri. Tough to lose a loved on any day much less in the middle of a test.

link CITYBOY Joined: Jul 11, 2017
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2/2/19 9:01:06 AM 
Hola....very very sad and it really touched me..I am really saddened as Al Jo is still a youngster and ....well..stay strong Al JO..
May mom soul rest in peace.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/2/19 9:05:06 AM 
In reply to CITYBOY I a big grey back man lost my mother some 8 yrs ago and still sad. Feel it for the yute.

link voiceofreason Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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2/2/19 9:25:26 AM 
Really sad to hear this. Deepest condolences to Aljo and his family in their time of grief. No love like a Mother's love.

Just a reminder that Life is bigger than Cricket.

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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2/2/19 9:26:42 AM 
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Real sad cry

link NineMiles Joined: Apr 23, 2007
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2/2/19 9:29:16 AM 
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Condolences to Alzarri and his family.

link Ruben Joined: Jan 31, 2014
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2/2/19 9:37:07 AM 
My deepest condolences to Alzarri and his family at such sad times RIP Mum.

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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2/2/19 9:40:03 AM 
Very very sad news

Condolences to Al Jo and family

link jelfew Joined: Jan 15, 2004
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2/2/19 9:40:38 AM 
My condolence to Alzari and family. Stay strong in the Lord God.

link powen001 Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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2/2/19 9:40:54 AM 
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speechless.... cry

link StumpCam Joined: Jan 1, 2004
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2/2/19 9:45:08 AM 
My heartfelt condolences to Alzarri and family on the lost of his mother!
May she RIP.

link crapaud Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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2/2/19 9:48:24 AM 
My goodness what terrible news. What a hellish situation for Alzarri at such a young age. Condolences to the family.

link Ninetenjack Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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2/2/19 10:01:51 AM 
My sincere condolences to the young man and his family, common on guys lets win this for Zarrie.

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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2/2/19 10:21:17 AM 
Stokes to Alzarri Joseph, out Caught by Rory Burns! Good catch low to his right! Angling in and straightening subtly from the original line, just enough, squares Alzarri Joseph up on the backfoot, takes a thick edge, and flies quickly to the left of Burns at 3rd slip who moves swiftly to his right to take a sharp catch. Thunderous applause for Joseph who has shown immense courage walking out to bat this morning. Windies lose their 9th.

Alzarri Joseph c Rory Burns b Stokes 7(20) [4s-1]

link solidrock Joined: Jan 16, 2009
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2/2/19 10:39:39 AM 
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My prayers for him and other families members

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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2/2/19 11:20:01 AM 
Tough call for Aljo

Stay strong.

link rhatid Joined: Jun 20, 2013
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2/2/19 8:50:22 PM 
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Condolence to you and your family, young Mr. Joseph. You have shown much strength and courage. May your mom RIP.

link nitro Joined: Apr 10, 2003
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2/2/19 8:59:22 PM 
Condolences to the young man and family. He has the heart of a lion.

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