West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has been taken to hospital following a collision during a Women’s Big Bash League (BBL) on Tuesday. The player is suspected to have suffered a concussion but will undergo x-rays to ascertain the extent of her injuries. The incident occurred when the 25-year-old, who was playing for Brisbane Heat, collided with teammate Laura Harris at deep mid-wicket during the BBL game against Melbourne Stars at the Allan Border field.
Dottin seemed to suffer an awkward fall, tumbling on to a kit bag before being stretchered off the field by the medical staff. Harris collided with the picket fence, but felt well enough to remain at the ground until the end of the match, which Heat won by five runs. The player, however, took no further part in the contest.
Beth Mooney led the charge for the Heat, top scoring with 55 as the home side reached a competitive 5-129. In reply, the Stars fell just short of the target with their 6-124 based around Meg Lanning’s 97.
The incident was the second such in only a few days for the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL with Southern Stars fast bowler Holly Ferling sustaining a head knock while attempting a boundary catch in their previous match.