Former Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) member and women’s team manager Hartley Reid has claimed former West Indies Women’s team all-rounder Shaquana Quintyne is at times in excruciating pain and barely able to walk after failing to properly recover from multiple cruciate ligament operations.
The talented 24-year-old bowling all-rounder accused Cricket West Indies (CWI) in a report carried in Barbados TODAY of leaving her to fend for herself after getting injured during a training camp in preparation for the International Cricket Council 50-over World Cup three years ago. Multiple operations and several failed rehabilitations later the player remains not only unable to resume her craft but on occasion has issues with mobility.
CWI chief executive officer Johnny Grave however strongly refuted claims that the organization had not been supportive of the player.
“We have provided enormous financial support and medical support for Shaquana since she got injured back in 2017…we have paid huge sums of money for her to try and get her career back and try and get back to full fitness,” Grave told the Mason and Guest Radio programme.
According to Grave, the organisation’s Total and Permanent Disablement policy, which did not exist for the women’s team in 2017, was extended to Quintyne in light of the injury.
Reid, however, also a former chairman of women’s cricket for the BCA when Quintyne was captain of the team, also disputed the level of support provided by the CWI and said he did not believe it went far enough.
“When she got injured in Antigua in March 2017 she was not even taken to a doctor, a clinic, or to a hospital. She got injured and was sent back to Barbados two days after. When she came back to Barbados she was given instructions to see a doctor, that doctor was not even in Barbados. So, she contacted me in all the pain and tears, and I took her to see an orthopedic surgeon,” Reid told the Mason and Guest Radio programme.
Reid explained that the player was unable to continue seeing that orthopedic surgeon in Barbados, after the CWI provided recommendations and means for the player to have surgery and treatment in Jamaica. After some relief, the conditions, however, returned and Quintyne then got permission to be treated by the surgeon in Barbados. The player again experienced some relief but after the conditions returned in 2018 was recommended for a third surgery, this time in Canada, on the advice of the Barbadian orthopedic surgeon.
“That is where Cricket West Indies assistance ended. When she came back from Canada in March 2018, with the understanding that in three months’ time she would have returned to Canada for observation and further analysis, Cricket West Indies did not agree for her to go,” Reid explained.
“So, she was in pain all of the time until she decided to go back with her own money. In November 2018 she had another operation, all at her expense. She was spending all of her money so she is poor now because she spent all of her money trying to get herself back in condition,” he added. (SportsMax)
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