“She’s obviously been a wonderful player for us over the last couple of years, and it’s sad to see her go,” – Hayley Mathews talks about Dottin’s sudden retirement.

Deandra Dottin of the West Indies women’s team announced her retirement from the national team a few days ago. She had informed this through a Twitter message.  Regarding her departure, she said:

 

“There have been many obstacles during my cricket career that I have had to overcome. However, the current climate and team environment has been non-conducive to my ability to thrive and reignite my passion.”

However, she has given no indication of retirement from any team other than the national team and is currently representing Barbados at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. She had mentioned,

“looking forward to playing domestic cricket around the world.”

However, Barbados and West Indies womens Skipper Hayley Mathews said she was not aware of Dottin’s plans to retire from international cricket during the Commonwealth Games and plans to discuss the matter with her.

The Skipper made the comments after their final Group A match against India on Wednesday.  Accordingly, Mathews said that she has been an excellent player in the team for the past few years and is thankful for everything she has done.

“Thankful to Deandra for everything she’s done for West Indies cricket.”

And,

“She’s obviously been a wonderful player for us over the last couple of years, and it’s sad to see her go, but at the same time if it’s something that she’s ready for, then supporting her 100%.”

However, Matthews Said that she had no interpretation of the culture and environment she described.

The Skipper who commented further said that she will definitely talk to her.

“I’m obviously down here representing Barbados and everything, so probably not looking to speak too much on that at the moment. But yeah, I definitely would have a chat with her and see how things go.”

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