In a terrible incident in the West Indies domestic cricket championship match between Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana, a day’s play was called off as the cows damaged a part of the cricket field. Trinidad & Tobago Red Force were taking on Guyana Happy Eagles in a four-day match at the Conaree Sports Club in Conaree. However, the match was called off on Day 2 after cows came to the field overnight and also damaged the major part of the pitch and ground.

This is not the first time a cricket match has been affected due to the weirdest of reasons. An ODI match between India and New Zealand was disturbed due to the light of the sun. The light of the setting sun was affecting the vision of the batsman. A Test match between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi was halted due to poor air quality whereas there have also been incidents when the match has not been held due to the malfunction of the floodlights.

Cows become the reason behind match suspension in West Indies

During a Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa, the play was delayed for the second session on Day 2 due to the delay in food for the visitors.

However, the most horrible incident took place in the 1996 ODI World Cup semi-final match between India and Sri Lanka when the match was suspended as the crowd at Eden Gardens started to throw bottles at the players on the ground. Eyeing the security of the players the match was called off and Sri Lanka ended up winning the match.

Talking about the West Indies, they recently were able to level the two-match Test series by 1-1 and defeated Australia in Brisbane. It was West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph who shined in the team’s win and bagged a total of seven wickets in the second innings and also was the leading wicket-taker of the series.

Shamar Joseph also earned the reward for his brilliant performance and he was picked up by the Peshawar Zalmi in the replacement draft for the Pakistan Super League 2024. Shamar will also play for the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2024 as a replacement for Mark Wood.

Shamar Joseph will get a lot of exposure in the IPL as he will play with some of the modern greats which will help him polish his skills.

In the last few years, cricket in the West Indies has only declined as they were not able to qualify for the main round of the ODI World Cup 2023 after losing in the qualifiers.

The players have shown more interest in playing in T20 leagues rather than representing the national side for the sake of more money. However, with the likes of Shamar Joseph, the West Indies can once again make an international comeback and also dominate the world cricket like they used to do before during the 1970s to 1990s.

 

 

 

 


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