Footage from a recent cricket match shows two West Indies women’s team players collapse on the field just days after announcements that the team was fully vaccinated.
The two Windies players, Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation, collapsed on the field during a second match with Pakistan last Friday.
According to social media reports and team announcements, most of the team including management staff, received their second vaccine doses and became fully vaccinated last Tuesday – three days before the match.
Over 3️⃣0️⃣ West Indies Women and management staff are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a few more scheduled to receive their 2nd dose!✅
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 29, 2021
“WI are Vaccinated and ready to face Pakistan Women!” the team wrote on Twitter.
But in the middle of the game, the first player collapsed on the field while at their position and began to convulse as team members desperately called for medical attention.
After the player was wheeled off on a stretcher, and just as the game was about to resume, a second Windies player collapsed on the sidelines.
The incident stunned the game’s commentators, who were puzzled by the freak episode.
“Jack, actually we’re getting word that there’s a second West Indies player down,” a game announcer says.
“Just got word that there’s a second player down. Not sure with what, but it seems there’s a second player who’s somehow collapsed in the West Indies team and there’s a second stretcher coming.”
“That’s remarkable,” the commentator says. “I’ve never seen anything like this. What’s happening?”
“Is there something in the air?” asks another commentator. “I don’t know. This is unusual.”
Back in May, Henry, one of the players who fainted, was featured on the team website proudly displaying her vaccination card following her first injection.
On Sunday, the two players uploaded videos to social media claiming they were fine.
In media reports following the incidents, no explanation or reason was given for the bizarre fainting spells by medical experts or the team, other than updates stating no hospitalizations were required.