West Indies news January 14, 2014

Suspended Dottin to miss New Zealand tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Batsman Deandra Dottin will miss West Indies Women's tour of New Zealand, which begins in February, after the WICB suspended her for a breach of its Code of Conduct during a T20 match last year.

Dottin was charged under Rule No. 6, for "behaviour unbecoming that could bring the game of cricket into disrepute or be harmful to the interests of cricket", after an incident during the Tri-Nation Twenty20 Women's Series last October in Barbados. Dottin finished the tournament as Player of the Series.

Dottin met the WICB's disciplinary committee in December, and has since apologised for the incident. She will undergo evaluation over the next two months and attend periodic counselling sessions, the results of which the board will monitor for a year. She will also meet "her two biggest cricketing idols as a means of mentorship", the board's release stated.

Dottin made history when she became the first woman to score an international T20 hundred, during the World T20 in 2010. The 22-year-old has played 71 ODIs and 61 T20Is.

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  • Dummy4 on January 17, 2014, 22:50 GMT

    Other women players of windies ICC team should refuse to go to that series in new zealand in support of Dottin period

  • Blythesville on January 15, 2014, 3:05 GMT

    WICB likely found her too talented, and hoping that she would play to the standard of the men's team.

  • Android on January 14, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    Some of us are adults age wise, but children mentally.

  • Derek on January 14, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    Cricket will forever be a game for the purist. WHAT DID SHE DO? Someone new to the game and juniors reading this article has no clue what each code and rule number relates to and although they have access to the internet in to palm of their hands will be distracted by the next message before they leave this thread to look it up.

  • Adam on January 14, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    @RyanHarrisGreatCricketer - She's 22, not an adult for a long time yet.

  • Aswin on January 14, 2014, 4:23 GMT

    what's with all this counselling stuff?

    Adults we are, not children

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