Deandra Dottin has announced that she will no longer be playing for the West Indies on the international stage, putting her retirement in an unfavorable team environment at present. Batter expressed her gratitude for her career while confirming that she will continue to play National cricket.
Deandra Dottin marked the end of an era in women’s cricket on what seemed like an ordinary Monday morning by announcing her retirement from the West Indies squad after a legendary career that spanned 14 years.
The veteran represented the Caribbean team in a record 267 international matches across all formats, racking up 3,727 runs in the WODIs and 2,697 runs in the WT20I. Dottin has reached the elusive century milestone five times, with his 112 out of 45 innings against South Africa in the 2010 World T20 the most memorable of the lot. The hit still holds the fastest century record in a WT20I, with just 38 deliveries. She was also very handy with the ball, scalping 72 wickets in the 50+ format and 62 in T20I for the West Indies.
“Please accept this letter as my official retirement from the West Indies Senior Women’s Team effective August 1, 2022. This announcement has come with great thought as cricket has always been a passion of mine. it is time to reassess their commitment There have been many hurdles during my cricketing career that I have had to overcome, however, the current climate and team environment have not not been conducive to my ability to thrive and rekindle my passion,” she said in a letter posted to her Twitter account.
“With great sadness but no regrets, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to the team culture and environment as it has undermined my ability to excel,” added Dottin.
The batter is currently representing the Barbados women’s cricket team in Birmingham at the Commonwealth Games. registering an 8 in their two games so far. His next game against India should be his last swan song on the international stage.
“I appreciate the opportunities given to me and have considered my decision for some time. Playing for the West Indies and representing the region has been an honour. In my 14 years of playing, I have trained to my best and grew as a player physically, mentally and emotionally,” reads her statement.
An explosive batsman and the perfect representation of the well-known Caribbean energy, Dottin is still likely to captain the Trinbago Knight Riders in the inaugural Women’s Caribbean Premier League from August 30. The 31-year-old has also been signed by Manchester Originals for the Hundred’s second season and has confirmed she will continue to play domestic cricket around the world.
“It is the combination of this growth that has helped me reflect on what is truly important to me. With great sadness but no regrets, I realize that I am no longer able to embrace the culture of team and the team environment as it undermined my ability. I wish the organization and the team the best for the future,” Dottin said as he ended his letter.
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