West Indies cricket legend Deandra Dottin announces shock retirement in Birmingham

The 31-year-old all-rounder took to social media to make the announcement in Birmingham, where he is with the Barbados squad for the Commonwealth Games.

In his statement addressed to Cricket West Indies (CWI), Dottin said that organizational issues were responsible for his decision.

However, the cricketer said that he is looking forward to playing domestic cricket across the world.

“Thank you everyone for your love and support of playing cricket for the West Indies over the past 14 years! I look forward to playing domestic cricket around the world,” Dottin said on Twitter.

She also posted a lengthy statement saying, “Please accept this letter as my formal retirement from the Senior Women’s West Indies team which is effective from 1st July 2022. This announcement has come with a lot of contemplation as cricket has always been my passion. However, when the fire burns, one has to take the time to re-evaluate one’s commitment,” the post read.

“During my cricket career there have been many hurdles that I have had to overcome. However, the current environment and team environment has not been conducive to my ability to pursue my passion and start all over again.

“I appreciate the opportunities I have been given and have considered my decision over time. It is an honor to play for the West Indies and represent the region. During my 14 years of play, I have played at my best. I have trained and grown physically, mentally and emotionally as a player. It is the combination of this development that has helped me reflect on what is really important to me. With great sadness but alas Without it, I realized that I am no longer able to adhere to the team culture and the team environment that has diminished my ability to excel.”

Dottin has played over 260 international matches in the two formats of the white ball, scoring over 6,000 runs and taking over 130 wickets.

The all-rounder was at her best at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year, before taking the biggest catch in any global tournament, with the ball to close the tournament opener against the hosts with nerves of steel. was showing Against England to remove Lauren Winfield-Hill with a full stretch dive to his left.

According to the ICC, the right-hander retired as the second highest run-scorer for West Indies in both ODIs and T20Is, and ranked fourth in the list of wicket-takers in the shorter format.

Dottin is likely to continue playing in the Commonwealth Games campaign, with the Caribbeans taking on India in a do-or-die group on Wednesday.

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