Indian Team to reach Delhi tomorrow after being stranded in Barbados post T20 World Cup win

Rohit Sharma

The T20 World Cup winning Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, has been stranded in Barbados for the past two days due to Hurricane Beryl. The hurricane forced the airport to shut down, leaving the team, support staff, BCCI officials, and players’ families stuck on the island.

T20 World Cup: Flight operations resume at Barbados Airport

However, there’s good news. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley expects the airport to become operational in the next six to 12 hours, allowing the team to fly home.

“We hope, and we’re working towards later today. 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 normal operations as a matter of urgency,” Mottley, who has been overseeing relief operations on the ground, said.

According to media reports, the storm has subsided, and the team is set to leave Barbados at 6 PM local time on Tuesday (around 3:30 AM Indian time on Wednesday). They are expected to reach Delhi by 7:45 PM on Wednesday, July 3.

“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 the airport will be open,” she said.

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