August 10, 2022
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Barbados and West Indies captain Hayley Matthews has said she had no warning that Deandra Dottin was planning to retire from international cricket midway through the Commonwealth Games, and now she is back after her campaign in Birmingham ended. Planning to discuss the matter with her partner.
Mathews, who was appointed as West Indies captain in June, said he was as surprised as anyone by Dottin’s shock announcement via Twitter on Monday, citing concerns over the team’s environment.

Asked about his reaction to Dottin’s decision, Mathews said, “Thank you Deindra for everything she has done for West Indies cricket.” “She’s obviously been an amazing player for us over the years, and it’s sad to see her go, but at the same time if it’s something she’s up for, support her 100%.”

Matthews said he had not spoken to Dottin prior to the announcement and that he had “no interpretation” of Dottin’s comments about team culture and the environment.

,[I’m] Obviously representing Barbados and everything here, so probably don’t want to speak too much on that at the moment,” Mathews said after suffering a 100-run loss against India in their final Group A game on Wednesday. “But yeah, I’ll definitely have a chat with him and see how things go.”
Barbados on Sunday won their Commonwealth Games opening match against Pakistan by 15 runs and went down to gold medal favorites Australia by nine wickets on Sunday.
The next day, Dottin published a letter addressed to Cricket West Indies on Twitter, in which she announced her “formal retirement from the senior women’s West Indies team with effect from 1 July 2022”. Dottin, who has a contract to play for Manchester Originals in the Hundred and will captain Trinbago Knight Riders in the women’s CPL, also said she was “looking forward to playing domestic cricket around the world”.

Dottin wrote in his announcement, “During my cricket career there have been many hurdles that I have had to overcome, however, the current environment and team environment have not been conducive to my ability to flourish and rekindle my passion.” “With great sadness but without regret, I realized that I am no longer able to adhere to the team culture and team environment as it has reduced my ability to excel.”

Dottin, the fastest century-scorer in women’s T20Is and West Indies’ most-capped international cricketer, having played 124 T20Is and 143 ODIs for her, was lacking a Commonwealth Games. He played three T20Is for Barbados, scoring 8, 8 and 0, and took 1 for 65 in six overs in the tournament.
When he caught the ball bouncing off his hand and over his chin, running from a point to short cover, before catching on a second grab to dismiss India’s Tania Bhatia off Mathew on Wednesday, his Barbados team-mates shared a laugh and a warm embrace.

While Mathews said she was “a bit disappointed with the result” against India, she was proud of what her team achieved with a mix of seven West Indies-capped players with no prior international experience. was.

“I think we fought a really good fight,” Mathews said. “Our first match against Pakistan was the highlight and I think winning one out of three is better than a lot of people expected. So although we didn’t get the result we wanted today, I still think we have There was a great tournament, and the girls were definitely able to learn a lot.

“Hopefully the West Indies and the whole Caribbean want to put more into women’s cricket within the Caribbean. I think they are doing a great job now. We just had our regional tournament, and if we continue in the next few years To continue to develop our domestic set-up, hopefully we can see some young players who were able to compete at the highest level we have today.”

After taking his first taste of international captaincy with Barbados, which made it to the Commonwealth Games in 2019 on the strength of being the T20 Blaze champions, Mathew was keen to go ahead with West Indies.

“I would have learned a lot by taking responsibility in all three of these matches and working with a lot of young players who weren’t that experienced at this level,” he said. “The support I have received from the team is amazing.

“You probably think that the pinnacle of a career is if you can lead your country or your country, I guess [it was] Definitely something I saw. but [I’m] I am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to lead not only Barbados but also the region and I am really humbled by that.”

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