Oshane Thomas involved in serious motor accident

West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas was reportedly involved in a severe car accident in Jamaica late on Sunday and is now recovering from his injuries.

According to a statement by West Indies Players’ Association, he was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2000 in St Catherine, Jamaica and was taken to a hospital after the Audi car that Thomas was driving overturned after a collision. Jamaica Observer quoted Thomas’ agent, Mark Neita, saying he was “at home resting” after he was discharged following treatment. Thankfully, Thomas was found conscious after the accident, so there is no scare of extensive head injuries, internal bleeding, or other life-threatening consequences.

An official statement said, “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, who turned 23 on Tuesday, was last seen in action for his home team West Indies in an ODI against Ireland last month. He was dropped from the squad for the West Indies’ tour of Sri Lanka. He has played 20 ODIs and 10 T20Is for the West Indies, picking up 27 and nine wickets respectively in the formats.


In the IPL, Thomas plays for Rajasthan Royals. The management of the Rajasthan Royals will be closely monitoring Thomas’s recovery. He had played four matches for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 edition of the IPL. The management is concerned about Thomas, mainly due to the fact that the 2020 edition of the IPL will begin from March 29, so Thomas may not have enough time to recover from the accident.