Team India plans to return home from Barbados amid Hurricane

It’s a homecoming for Rohit Sharma and the team. The men in blue played and won the finals of ICC T20 World Cup 2024, successfully finishing the season in style remaining undefeated. While South Africa, their opponents left Barbados on the day of the match, Team India got stuck due to threat of a big hurricane on the coastal area. The celebrations after winning the cup got curbed as team India got stranded in Barbados due to hurricane after thunderous win.

The hurricane Beryl, which is a category 4 hurricane is passing through Barbados, the place where the final match of the T20 World Cup 2024 was held. The hurricane is expected to cross Barbados Sunday night, local time, but the center of the hurricane is to be 80 miles off the south coast. Team India is currently staying at the luxurious Hilton hotel.

Team India plans to return home

Team India plans to return home from Barbados amid threats of hurricanes as the situation in the western country is escalating with time. The team is set to board a special flight on Tuesday, 2 July. Despite the routes being temporarily blocked, BCCI arranged for a special flight for the team and their staff.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah is also stranded in Barbados, along with the team and will be returning with the boys. The move is being made under careful consideration of the team’s safety as the hurricane has been shifted from category 3 to 4 with time.

In the latest update as shared by India Today’s Vikrant Gupta team India will now board a flight to Delhi at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, local time. The team is expected to reach India by 7:50 PM on 3 July. Gupta shared a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) intimating the time of arrival for team India.

“Good news. The Indian team to finally fly out of Barbados on a special flight arranged by BCCI Tuesday 6pm local time. To land in Delhi around 7.45 pm Wednesday”

Barbados airport to open on Tuesday

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has stated that the flights from the Caribbean island, which is currently under lockdown due to a category 4 hurricane, are expected to resume within six to twelve hours on Tuesday, July 2.

Mottley revealed that the window to evacuate the island is limited, as another cyclone is expected on Wednesday, and thus the stranded Indian squad, players and their families, BCCI executives, and support staff are likely to depart on Tuesday, July 2 early.

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

“There are a number of people who were due to leave yet 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 that the airport will be open.” Motley said.”(We have) been working to ensure that everyone is safe in Barbados, Barbadians and all of the visitors, of course, who came for Cricket World Cup. We were very blessed that the storm did not come on land.” She added.

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