WPL: Gujarat Giants issues statement regarding absence of Deandra Dottin
Deandra Dottin was replaced by Kim Garth.© Twitter
Women’s Premier League (WPL) franchise Gujarat Giants on Sunday said they were unable to get medical clearance for all-rounder Deandra Dottin in time, forcing them to replace Australian all-rounder Kim Garth for the league. Earlier on Saturday, Dottin was ruled out of the WPL, with the franchise saying the all-rounder was “recovering from a medical condition”. In response, Dottin had tweeted, “I really appreciate all the messages, but to be honest I am recovering from nothing but the anointing of the Holy Spirit, thank you #GodIsGood #GodIsInControl.”
On Sunday, the Giants released a statement saying, “Deandra is a world-class player and an amazing signing for the franchise. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain medical clearance before the scheduled deadline for this season, thus Clearance is necessary for all.” Players participating in WPL. We look forward to seeing him back on the field soon. Subject to the clearance of her medical report, she will be a part of the Gujarat Giants squad in the upcoming season.”
Dottin was bought by the Giants for Rs 60 lakh. His base price was Rs 50 lakh.
Garth, on the other hand, went unsold in the auction held last month. She moved to Australia after completing the necessary formalities and signed a three-year deal with the Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). She was part of the Australian team that won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, although she did not play any matches.
Garth joined the Giants’ squad on Friday but did not play in the tournament’s opening match against Mumbai Indians, which the Giants lost by 143 runs.
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