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Team Culture and team atmosphere have influenced the psychological well-being of the athletes in Covid bubbles. In recent times, it has become all the more important to invest in a good team atmosphere within the bubble or otherwise. Very often if the team culture is not good it can have a very negative effect on the players. In this regard, Deandra Dottin has announced a sudden retirement from international cricket. She said that the main reason is that team culture on the West Indies women’s side has eroded.
The 31-year-old all-rounder made the announcement on Twitter late on Sunday night in Birmingham, where she is playing in the Commonwealth Games for Barbados. In her statement, addressed to Cricket West Indies, Dottin acknowledged that organizational pitfalls were responsible and that led her to take this sudden 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.”
In what has been a distinguished career Dottin has played in more than 260 international matches across the two white-ball formats, making more than 6000 runs and taking over 130 wickets. Deandra Dottin has been a lynchpin in West Indies Women’s cricket. Women’s cricket will surely miss the charisma and charm of a stalwart like her. She has been a star with the bat in hand and she also had the knack of picking up vital wickets with the ball in hand. It is safe to say that the all-rounder was one of the most potent weapons for the West Indies Women’s side.
Thanks to all for the love and support with in my past 14 years of playing cricket for West Indies! I look forward to be playing domestic cricket around the world pic.twitter.com/Vmw6AqpYQJ
— Deandra Dottin (@Dottin_5) July 31, 2022