The Indian team will land in Delhi on this date amidst the hurricane that is hitting Barbados

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There is good news for Team India and Indian fans as the team will be arriving in Delhi on July 3 (Wednesday). After winning the 2024 T20 World Cup final against South Africa, the team was stranded in Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl hitting the region. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and his team are also in Barbados currently.

The first hurricane (Beryl) of the 2024 Atlantic season has hit the Caribbean island of Carriacou. Barbados, Grenada, Tobago and St. Vincent are some of the few islands that received warnings for Hurricane Beryl. It has forced the cancellation of flights in Barbados, where India lifted the 2024 T20 World Cup trophy just a few days ago. The storm regained Category 4 strength and had maximum winds of 130 miles (209 kilometers) per hour.

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Team India will land in Delhi on this date

According to reports from India Today, the Indian team is scheduled to take off from Barbados on Tuesday (July 2) at 6:00 pm local time. The team will land in Delhi at around 7:45 pm on Wednesday (July 3). The BCCI is believed to have made all the arrangements through a special flight.

“Good news. The Indian team will finally leave Barbados on a special flight arranged by BCCI on Tuesday at 6:00 pm local time. It will land in Delhi around 7:45 pm on Wednesday,” Vikrant Gupta, sports journalist for India Today, posted on X (formerly Twitter).

Meanwhile, the South African team has already returned home via a charter flight organised by Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Airport to open in next six to twelve hours, says Barbados PM

Observing all the preparations, the Prime Minister of Barbados anticipated that the airport would open in the next 6 to 12 hours.

“We hope that will be the case and we are working towards that later today. I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I have been in touch with the airport staff and they are doing their final checks now and we want to resume normal operations urgently,” Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, told PTI.

“There are a number of people who were planning to leave late last night, today or tomorrow morning. And we want to make sure that we can facilitate access for those people, so I expect that within the next six to 12 hours the airport will be open,” he added.

Meanwhile, India lifted their second T20 World Cup trophy after a gap of 17 years. Their first title in this format came in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007. With this trophy, India also ended their long wait for an ICC trophy. The last time the Men in Blue won an ICC tournament was in 2013 when they won the Champions Trophy under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Since then, they have made it to the playoffs several times but could not go all the way.