WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants statement on Deandra Dottin’s injury

A significant dispute in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) occurred just hours before the first match of the inaugural season. Due to an injury, the Gujarat Giants have named Australian all-rounder Kim Garth as Deandra Dottin’s substitute. The West Indies, however, disregarded reports that she was injured and claimed on social media that she is in good health.

Dottin agonisingly responded to a “Get well soon” remark on her Twitter account by writing, “Get well soon from what may I ask. “I genuinely appreciate all the comments, but truth be told, I’m recuperating from nothing but the Holy Spirit anointing thank you,” she added, expressing her anger.

Gujarat Giants responded to the renowned West Indies player’s post by sayingto achieve understanding of the situation. Giants on Sunday issued a statement regarding Dottin’s exclusion from the team via their Twitter account.

The Giants said in their statement that they were unable to obtain Dottin’s medical clearance, which is required in order to play in the WPL. When she receives the go-ahead from her doctor to participate in the league, she will join the team for future competitions, according to GG’s statement.

Deandra is a top-tier athlete who was a great addition to the team. Sadly, we were unable to secure a medical clearance prior to the season’s deadline; such approvals are necessary for all WPL participants to play. We are anticipating her return to thesoon, field. She will join the Gujarat Giants team in the following seasons, pending approval of her medical report, the Giants announced in a press statement.

Earlier, on February 13, 2023, the franchise spent INR 60 lakh to reserve the veteran’s services for the season at the WPL Player Auction.

The Gujarat Giants are humiliated in the WPL’s opening match.
The Giants began their journey in the first WPL season with a humiliating loss to the Mumbai Indians by 143 runs (MI). Harmanpreet Kaur, the Mumbai Indians women’s captain, led from the front with her blitzkrieg in the opening match after choosing to bat first.the WPL.

In addition, MI easily defeated the Giants with to Saika Ishaque’s impressive bowling performance. GG will attempt to make a comeback by defeating UP Warriorz in the upcoming game.

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