Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation ‘conscious and stable’ after collapsing during second T20I
The second T20I between West Indies and Pakistan at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua was delayed after two players from the host nation, Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation collapsed on the field. The players are “conscious and stable and are being assessed,” according to Cricket West Indies (CWI) spokesperson.
Both separate incidences happened in the second innings when Pakistan was chasing 126 for victory, which also witnessed weather interruptions due to Hurricane Elsa. “Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation were taken to the hospital for medical attention,” CWI mentioned in the statement. “Both Henry and Nation are conscious and stable at the hospital and are being assessed.”
West Indies continued the match with two substitute players and played the game. After another weather interruption, the home side was declared winners by seven runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.
“It isn’t very easy in those conditions and situations. I’m just happy that the team was able to go over the line for those two ladies who weren’t with us, and we’re just waiting on all the information that we can get,” West Indies Head Coach said. “They have our full support and we’ll be riding with them as well,” he added.
Pakistan captain Javeria Khan wished the pair a speedy recovery through a statement. “The thoughts and prayers of the whole Pakistan team are with Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation,” the statement read. “We wish them a quick recovery and are hopeful that we will play against them in our next match on Sunday.”
“Such incidents are tragic and can shake whole dressing rooms. Hats off to the West Indies that they turned up and completed the match despite the grave incident,” she said.
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