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Deandra Dottin retires from international cricket

Dottin has played in more than 260 internationals across the two white-ball formats, making in excess of 6000 runs and taking over 130 wickets.

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Birmingham: West Indies star all-rounder Deandra Dottin announced her retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old all-rounder took to Twitter to make the announcement late on Sunday night in Birmingham, where she is on Commonwealth Games duty with Barbados.

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In her statement, addressed to Cricket West Indies, Dottin acknowledged organizational troubles for the decision.

“This announcement has come with much contemplation as cricket has always been a passion of mine. However, when the fire burns out, one has to take time to reassess their commitment,” the post read.

“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-conductive to my ability to thrive and reignite my passion.

“With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to team culture and team environment as it has undermined my ability to perform excellently.”

Dottin has played in more than 260 internationals across the two white-ball formats, making in excess of 6000 runs and taking over 130 wickets.

The right-hander retires as the second-highest run-scorer for the West Indies in both women’s ODIs and T20Is, and fourth on the wicket-takers list for the side in the shorter format.

It’s understood she will continue to play in the Barbadian Commonwealth Games campaign, with the Caribbean side set to take on India in a do-or-die group game on Wednesday.

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