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Gujarat Giants couldn't obtain medical clearance for Dottin before deadline

Giants had earlier said Dottin was "recovering from a medical situation" and she had tweeted saying, "I'm recovering from nothing"

Deandra Dottin looks on, Australia vs West Indies, Women's World Cup, Wellington, March 30, 2022

Gujarat Giants had bought Deandra Dottin for INR 60 lakh at the auction  •  Getty Images

Gujarat Giants have issued a statement saying they were not able to obtain medical clearance in time for their allrounder Deandra Dottin, because of which they had to replace her with Australia allrounder Kim Garth for the ongoing Women's Premier League.
The franchise had earlier said that Dottin was "recovering from a medical situation". In response to that, Dottin tweeted: "I really appreciate all the messages but truth be told I'm recovering from nothing but the Holy Ghost anointing thank you #GodIsGood #GodIsInControl."
On Sunday, Giants issued a clarification saying: "Deandra is a world-class player and a wonderful signing for the franchise. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain a medical clearance before the defined deadline for this season, such clearances are a requirement of all players participating in the WPL.
"We look forward to seeing her return to the field soon. Subject to the clearance of her medical report, she will be part of the Gujarat Giants squad in the upcoming seasons."
Giants had bought Dottin at the auction for INR 60 lakh (US $73,000 approx.) after bidding started for her at a base price of INR 50 lakh.
Garth, on the other hand, had gone unsold at the auction last month. Garth recently shifted to Australia after completing the necessary formalities and has even signed a three-year deal with Melbourne Stars in the WBBL. She was part of the Australia squad that won the T20 World Cup in South Africa, though she didn't get a match.
Garth joined the Giants squad on Friday but didn't play the tournament opener against Mumbai Indians, which Giants lost by 143 runs.