The first season of Women’s Premier League is currently being played in Mumbai. In the play offs of the competition, Mumbai, Delhi and UP teams have made it, while Gujarat and Bangalore have to wrap their heads. While this is the case, the first dispute regarding the competition is likely to flare up anew. West Indies legend Diandra Dottin, who was bought by Gujarat in the auction, has revealed the incident that led to her being dropped from the team.
Dottin, a former West Indies captain, was bought by Gujarat for Rs 60 lakh in the auction. After this she also joined the team. However, Australian all-rounder Kim Garth was included in the squad, leaving her out of the squad just hours before the tournament began. Gujarat ruled Dottin out for the entire season, reporting that she was not fully fit. Now, for the first time, Dottin herself spoke openly about the incident. she said,
“What happened was unfortunate. The reason given when I was discharged was that I was not in good health. I had surgery in December 2022 and was advised to rest till 13th February 2023. After this I also submitted my medical report to the Gujarat franchise on 20th February. After that I worked in the net session of the team. I honestly explained all the situation to the team physios. It’s a shame that I went out of the tournament like this even when I was fit. It’s disappointing not to be part of the first season of such a historic tournament.”
Dottin announced his retirement from international cricket after the Commonwealth Games last year. She is recognized as the most aggressive batsman in women’s cricket.
(Diandra Dottin Opens Up On His Exclusion In Gujarat Giants WPL 2023)