Bishoo & Permaul star
Two West Indies spinners heading in opposite directions featured prominently in the latest Berbice Cricket Board’s first division 50 overs round robin cricket competition in Guyana.
Right-arm leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who just 18 months ago was celebrating being named the ICC’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year and being the first-choice spinner for the West Indies senior team, starred for Albion Community Centre with both bat and ball.
Bishoo, who bats left-handed, blasted nine boundaries and a six in 70 as his team reached 281 for 6 in 46 overs against the Young Warriors.
Bishoo, who has been dropped by regional selectors in all three formats of the game, then returned to take four for 35 in 10 overs as his opponents were restricted to 151 for 9.
Team-mate Veerasammy Permaul, who surprisingly got the nod ahead of Bishoo, Dominica’s Shane Shillingford and Barbados’ Sulieman Benn for the imminent tour of Bangladesh, also had a good match.
Permaul, who captained the West Indies ‘A’ Team against the touring India A in their recent Caribbean tour, scored 77 in the Albion Community Centre innings and picked up a wicket for 27 runs in his nine overs.
Permaul leaves with the West Indies team for Bangladesh early November.