ICC Women’s World Cup: West Indian pacesetter Shamilia Connell collapses and is hospitalized during Bangladesh win

West India pacesetter Shamilia Connell collapsed on the field during Bangladesh’s unsuccessful chase in the Women’s World Cup match at Mount Maunganui on Friday and had to be taken to hospital.

ICC Women's World Cup: Bowler Shamilia Connell collapses in West Indies win (ICC Photo)

ICC Women’s World Cup: Bowler Shamilia Connell collapses in West Indies win (ICC Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WI cricketer Connell collapsed on the field
  • Shamilia Connell was taken to the hospital
  • The cause of the collapse is not yet clear

West Indian cricketer Shamilia Connell was taken to hospital in an ambulance after collapsing on the field in the 2022 ICC Women’s ODI World Cup league match against Bangladesh.

The cause of the collapse is not yet clear, but Connell was able to get up and, hands on her stomach, climb into a waiting ambulance after her worried teammates ran towards her during the 47th over of the innings in Bangladesh.

The 29-year-old collapsed while setting up the fifth ball of the 47th over. Medical staff attended to her before she was lifted off the ground, even when play was suspended for a while.

At this point the match was on a razor’s edge as Bangladesh’s last pair of wickets attempted to make the 13 it needed with 19 balls. Details on Connell’s health and availability for the remainder of the World Cup are awaited.

West Indies won the match by four runs.

“Capable and with the medical staff looking after her, hopefully she will pull through. It was sad to see her go down,” Captain Stafanie Taylor said at the presentation.

“But we have to see the positive side, it was time for us to regroup, we came back and changed the momentum. It probably worked out in the end.”

Connell rolled three wicket-less overs in the match, conceding 15 runs.

“A little disconcerting to see them go down like that. She’s a fighter, not sure what’s wrong with her but hopefully she’s okay,” said Hayley Matthews, the player of the game.

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