"They were trapped for 3 days…" – BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla gives a big update on Team India’s return to the country

Rajeev Shukla, India

BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla has given a big update on Team India’s return to the country from Barbados after the victory in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The Indian team was scheduled to leave the island nation on Monday (July 1). However, their departure was delayed due to Hurricane Beryl. Due to the alarming weather conditions, flights were cancelled while the airport was closed. The BCCI was planning to arrange a charter flight for the team but the closure of the airport thwarted their plans.

Recent reports indicated that the Indian team will finally depart from Barbados on Tuesday evening and will directly land in New Delhi. And the same was confirmed by Rajeev Shukla. On Tuesday, the former IPL chairman took to X (formerly Twitter) to confirm that the team will depart from Barbados for Delhi on Tuesday.

Shukla said the team would arrive in the national capital on Wednesday evening and BCCI secretary Jay Shah is closely monitoring the entire situation.

“Thank God, Team India is flying back from Barbados this afternoon to Delhi. They will arrive tomorrow evening. They were stuck there for three days due to a massive hurricane,” Rajeev Shukla wrote.

“BCCI has taken all necessary steps to ensure that the players can return home safely. BCCI Secretary JayShah is closely monitoring the entire situation,” he added.

After landing in Delhi, the Indian team members will meet the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the team over the phone after the final and congratulated the players and coaches for the monumental victory.

India’s dominant run in T20 World Cup:

India enjoyed an impressive run in the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup. They won each of the eight matches they played in the tournament. In the group stage, India beat Ireland, Pakistan and the United States before beating Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Australia in the Super 8.

In the semi-final, India thrashed defending champions England by 68 runs to qualify for the T20 World Cup final for the first time since 2014. In the final, the Rohit Sharma-led team beat South Africa by 7 runs and India became the third team after West Indies and England to win the T20 World Cup twice.