The West Indies fast-bowler, Oshane Thomas, was involved in a car crash in Jamaica. This unfortunate incident occurred on Sunday, February 16th. The two-vehicle collision happened at the Highway 2000 near Old Harbour in St. Catherine.
The car that Thomas was travelling in overturned following a collision. He was immediately rushed to a nearby local hospital. Even though he was conscious and responsive during this time, there is no confirmation about the extent of his injuries. However, Mark Neita (his agent) confirmed that the injuries were serious but he was discharged soon afterwards.
WIPA extends their support
Support for his speedy recovery started flowing soon after the announcement. The West Indies Players’ Association commented on his car crash saying, “The West Indies players’ Association extends best wishes to West Indies and Jamaica fast-bowler oshane Thomas. WIPA’s executive and staff would like to extend our sympathies to Oshane. We wish for him a speedy and full recovery”.
Oshane Thomas was first noticed during the Caribbean Premier League in 2017. He caught everyones attention with the way he delivered a fast ball.
Thomas made his international debut in the year 2018 during a match between India and West Indies in Guwahati. Players like Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were intimidated. During his last ODI against Ireland at St. George’s, he picked up three wickets. Overall he has played a total of 20 ODIs and 10 T20Is for the West Indies cricket team. Throughout his international career till now, he has picked up 36 international wickets. However, he could not make it to the team playing the next ODI series against Ireland.
Oshane Thomas IPL debut
The fast-bowler will be playing for Rajasthan Royals at the IPL. Rajasthan Royals bought him in 2019 marking his Indian Premier League debut. Rajasthan Royals bought Thomas for INR 50 Lakhs at the IPL 2020 Auction.