In an incident during the West Indies vs Pakistan T20 International match, two cricketers Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation fainted 10 minutes apart from each other. This happened during the 2nd T20 International match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Both the incidents took place during the Pakistani chase. Henry collapsed first in the 4th over, the game was stopped and the medical staff quickly rushed to assist the situation. After an initial check-up by the on-field doctors, Henry was put on a stretcher and sent to the nearest hospital.
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After the situation with Henry was solved and the game was resumed, Nation collapsed, was assessed by the available doctors, and was sent to the hospital too.
This incident sent everyone in horror and worry amongst the spectators and the teams. This event brought back the sad memories of Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen’s Euro Cup collapse in the last month.
“Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation were taken to hospital for medical attention,” CWI said in a statement as reported by ESPNCricinfo. “Both Henry and Nation are conscious and stable at the hospital and are being assessed.”
The game was not suspended but was interrupted for a while due to rain, eventually, West Indies won the match by 7 runs on the DLS method.
Talking about the incident, the West Indies head coach Courtney Walsh said, “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. They have our full support and we’ll be riding with them as well.”
Pakistan skipper Javeria Khan wished the players a speedy recovery and praised West Indies for continuing the game after such a tragic incident, “The thoughts and prayers of the whole Pakistan team are with Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation. We wish them a quick recovery and are hopeful that we will play against them in our next match on Sunday.”
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She further said, “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.”