The Inaugural season of Women’s Premier League has seen some amazing cricket being. All the 5 teams have played some amazing cricket, with Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals qualifying for the final stages of the tournament. The game on Monday witnessed Gujarat Giants taking on UP Warriorz, with Gujarat needing a win to stay alive in the tournament.
The story as it happened –
Deandra Dottin is a well-known name in the annals of cricket. The West Indian is one of the most destructive batters. Dottin, was scheduled to play for Gujarat Giants in the 1st edition of the Women’s Premier League season. Just before the season could begin, the West Indian was withdrawn from the tournament with a replacement named. This was due to health issues as mentioned by the franchise.
Deandra Dottin releases a statement –
With Women’s IPL in its final few days, Deandra Dottin has released a full fledged statement. The West Indian has slammed Gujarat Giants and minced no words in a long statement she had posted on her social media account.
Dottin expresses her disappointment –
Taking to Twitter, Dottin wrote “in light of ongoing speculation surrounding my exclusion from this year’s Women’s Premier League, Please find attached, a brief statement from me that addresses and clarifies the events that led to my omission from the inaugural WPL tournament earlier this month”.
In light of ongoing speculation surrounding my exclusion from this year's Women's Premier League (WPL), please find attached, a brief statement from me that addresses and clarifies the events that led to my omission from the inaugural WPL tournament earlier this month. pic.twitter.com/SmiSnkMlrZ— Deandra Dottin (@Dottin_5) March 19, 2023
Dottin was bought by Gujarat Giants for INR 60 Lakhs but was surprisingly dropped just before the tournament could begin. In the statement, Dottin said “I would like to make it clear that I had experienced minor abdominal pain and swelling for which I had sought treatment in December 2022. I was transparent about this in correspondence with Gujarat Giants pyshiotherapist. However this was misconstrued and later conveyed to the members of the franchise’s management team as ‘ me experiencing abdominal pain post session’, which was not what I had indicated”
RCB’s fate in Gujarat’s hands –
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants both have 4 points each. Win for Giants on Monday will see Bangalore get knocked out of the competition. RCB have won 2 games in a row after having a terrible start to the season by losing 5 games on the trot. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have already qualified for the final four of the first season of Women’s Premier League.