Deandra Dottin Makes Shocking Revelations on Her Unfortunate Exclusion From Gujarat Giants Squad ‘deeply disappointed’

West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin released a detailed statement regarding her exclusion from the Gujarat Giants squad for the Women’s Premier League in the inaugural edition.

Gujarat Giants signed Deandra Dottin for Rs 60 lakh in a WPL auction and she was later replaced by Australia’s Kim Grath owing to her injury.

“I remain deeply disappointed by what can only, plausibly, be described as bewildering reasoning for my omission from the tournament.

“I was bought at the WPL auction by the Gujarat Giants, a franchise owned and operated by the Adani Group. At the commencement of the tournament, the franchise claimed that I was excluded from the team because I was apparently “recovering from a medical situation.”

“This was followed by a subsequent, clarifying statement that contended that I was, in fact “unable to obtain medical clearance” despite being granted as recently as February 20th,” she said.

Dottin has played 143 ODIs and 127 T20Is said that she was shocked by the decision taken by Giants’ team management.

“I would like to make it clear that I had experienced minor abdominal pain and swelling for which I had sought treatment in December 2022. This was followed by two further referrals to specialists for second opinions in December and January 2023, respectively.

“Following testing and investigations by the specialists, I was asked to rest until February 13th and was cleared to resume fitness and playing activity from February 14th.

“Consequently, I recommenced my personal training and fitness regime according to the guided timelines and experienced some soreness on the first day of resumed training which was anticipated and reasonable, given that I had been asked to rest in the weeks preceding training.”

Dotting said her words were misinterpreted by the Giants.

“I was transparent about this in correspondence with the Gujarat Giants physiotherapist, however, this was misconstrued and later conveyed to members of the franchise’s management team as me “experiencing abdominal pain post-session” which was not what I had indicated.

“The franchise, subsequently, insisted that I get myself assessed locally in Canada, where I am currently based, despite medical clearance being granted as recently as February 20th by my treating surgeon, Dr lan Lewis, a copy of which had been presented to Giants,” she said.

It will be interesting to see whether Deandra Dottin will return for the franchise in the WPL 2024 after the ongoing tussle with the franchise.

On the other Gujarat Giants are currently sitting at the bottom of the table with just 2 wins from 7 games and ruling them out of the playoff.

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