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West Indies seamer Oshane Thomas recovering after motor accident in Jamaica

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas is reported to be “at home resting”, after being involved in a motor accident in Jamaica.

A report in the Jamaica Observer confirmed the development, quoting Thomas’ agent, Mark Neita, who said that Thomas was discharged after undergoing scans and treatment at a hospital.

The collision is reported to have involved two vehicles, with Thomas’ vehicle having overturned upon collision. Thankfully, Thomas escaped with minor injuries. 

The West Indies Players’ Association issued an official statement, saying: “The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) extends best wishes to West Indies and Jamaica fast-bowler Oshane Thomas who was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, February 16 in Jamaica.

“Thomas was reportedly involved in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2000 near Old Harbour in St. Catherine and was taken to hospital. WIPA’s executive and staff would like to extend our sympathies to Oshane. We wish for him a speedy and full recovery.”

Thomas has played 20 ODIs and 10 T20Is for West Indies so far. He is not in the squad that will tour Sri Lanka this month, but is set for an appearance at the Indian Premier League, when he will turn out for Rajasthan Royals, who snapped him up for his base price of INR 5,000,000 (£54,000 approx.).

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