Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced a significant enhancement in the contract of pace sensation Shamar Joseph, recognizing his outstanding performance during the debut series in Australia. Joseph, who impressed with a five-wicket haul in Adelaide and a remarkable 7-68 in Brisbane, contributed significantly to West Indies’ historic Test win Down Under – their first since 1997.
The 24-year-old received a hero’s welcome upon his return to Guyana and has now been promoted from the cricket board’s existing franchise contract to a well-deserved international retainer contract. CWI Director Enoch Lewis expressed admiration for Joseph’s exceptional talent and unwavering dedication, emphasizing that his crucial role in the recent triumph at the Gabba warranted due recognition.
In a statement on Thursday, Lewis stated, “Shamar has not just been rewarded with a retained contract, he has earned it.”
Additionally, CWI has extended a franchise contract to 25-year-old Barbados fast bowler Chemar Holder, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to nurturing and securing the best fast-bowling talent. Director of Cricket Miles Bascombe expressed excitement about the prospects of both Joseph and Holder, anticipating their continued excellence in the field.