Controversy in WPL 2023

An early brawl broke out in the Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL 2023) hours before Mumbai Indians (MI) and Gujarat Giants (GG) played their opening match on Saturday. Gujarat Giants on Friday pulled West Indies star Deandra Dottin out of the tournament and announced Australian star Kim Garth, who went unsold in last month’s WPL auction, as her replacement. “Deandra Dottin will not play in the WPL 2023 season as she is recovering from a medical condition,” reports ANI.

“Adani Gujarat Giants have had to make a call for a replacement player just ahead of the start of the inaugural edition of the 2023 Women’s Premier League,” Gujarat Giants reportedly said in a statement ahead of the MI vs GG WPL 2023 match.

“Ace West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin is recovering from a medical condition and has been replaced by Australian pacer Kim Garth. Adani Gujarat Giants wishes Diandra a speedy recovery, and welcomes the talented Kim Garth.

Deandra Dottin downplays reports of ‘recovering from medical condition’

Dottin, acquired in the WPL 2023 auction by Gujarat Giants for Rs. Bidding for that started at Rs 60 lakh onwards. 50 lakh, took to social media to reveal that he is healthy. Responding to a fan’s ‘get well soon’ message on Instagram, he wrote, ‘Get well soon from what may ask’.

She issued another clarification about her health on Twitter and wrote: “I really appreciate all the messages but to be honest I am recovering from nothing but the anointing of the Holy Spirit.”

The first match of the WPL 2023 tournament will be played on Saturday, Match 4, between Gujarat and Mumbai in Navi Mumbai. Player of the match Beth Mooney will lead Gujarat Giants in the WPL to victory against South Africa in Australia’s Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.

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