Indian Cricket Team Finally Departs Barbados After Hurricane Delay

Indian Cricket Team Finally Departs Barbados After Hurricane Delay

On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organised a special flight for the Indian cricket team, which was captained by Rohit Sharma, to depart Barbados finally. After winning the T20 World Cup 2024, they were originally going to leave on Sunday, but cyclone Beryl changed their plans, causing them to stay in their hotel for three days instead.

The chartered flight, which also carried Indian media personnel who were stuck because of the hurricane, was arranged by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. The team was forced to their hotel rooms when the hurricane reached Barbados, causing a curfew and disrupting the electricity and water supply, just hours after they defeated South Africa in an exciting seven-run final in the T20 World Cup.

On July 2, at around two in the morning local time, a special flight—a Boeing 777—landed in Barbados after taking off from New Jersey, USA. The enormous aircraft was accommodated at Grantley Adams International Airport, which resumed on Tuesday.

This was an uncommon sight for the local crew. After a delay due to the plane’s tardy arrival, the team eventually took off with the help of media representatives, board members, support staff, and the players’ families.