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Indian Team Expected to Depart Barbados on Tuesday Evening

After being stuck in Barbados for two days, the Indian Cricket Team is expected to fly back to India due to Hurricane Beryl.

Indian Team Expected to Depart Barbados on Tuesday Evening

After an epic win against South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2024, India was left stranded in Barbados as the airports were closed on Sunday evening. The T20 World Cup winning squad, support staff, some BCCI officials and players’ family members have been in Barbados for the past two days due to Hurricane Beryl.

“I don’t want to speak in advance of it, but I have literally been in touch with the airport personnel and they’re doing their last checks now and we want to resume normal operations as a matter of urgency,” said Mia Mottley.

“There are several people who were due to leave last night late or today or tomorrow morning. And we want to make sure that we can facilitate those persons, so I would anticipate that within the next six to 12 hours the airport will be open.”

The Indian team is expected to depart Bridgetown at 6 PM local time and land in Delhi on Wednesday at 7:45 PM IST. The Players will be later congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the schedule for the event has not been finalized.

Out of those players Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Khaleel Ahmed, and Sanju Samson will be traveling to Zimbabwe to play in a five-match T20I series starting on July 06.

The Hurricane has worsened the situation at Bridgetown as destructive winds and storms lashed on Monday. Around 300,000 have been in lockdown due to the Hurricane.

“[We have] been working to ensure that everyone is safe in Barbados, Barbadians and all of the visitors, of course, who came for the cricket World Cup,” Mottley said. “We were very blessed that the storm did not come on land. The hurricane was 80 miles south of us, which limited the level of damage on shore. But as you can see, infrastructure and coastal assets have been badly damaged.

“It could have been a lot worse, but now is the time to do the recovery and the clean-up.” The Indian team will have only a short time to leave Bridgetown as another Hurricane is set to come on Wednesday.

“We have another hurricane coming on Wednesday,” said Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

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