IND vs WI: After a good tour of England, the Indian cricket team left for the Caribbean tour for the white-ball series and the BCCI spent around Rs 3.5 crore on their trip. The last ODI against England ended on 17 July, after which the rested players returned. However, the players traveling to West Indies went by a chartered plane.
BCCI spent huge amount
As a result, the BCCI spent a hefty sum on the flight from Manchester to Port of Spain, a Times of India report said. The team will play three ODIs in the Caribbean from July 22, followed by five T20 matches from July 29. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma, Pant and Pandya will return to the squad for the T20Is, while Kohli, Bumrah and Chahal have been rested for the same.
cost in crores
According to the source, BCCI spent Rs 3.5 crore on the chartered flight, so that Team India reached Port of Spain (capital of Trinidad and Tobago) at 11.30 pm from Manchester on Tuesday afternoon. Kovid-19 was not the reason for booking the chartered flight for the team. It is difficult to book so many tickets on a commercial flight. The Indian team consists of 16 players including head coach Rahul Dravid and members of the support staff.
Long tour to play in West Indies
As per the source, a chartered flight was booked instead of a commercial one. It has become common for the world’s top football clubs to do so. Upon arriving in Trinidad on Wednesday, Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India had to prepare for the three-match series starting Friday as rain prevented them from training outside. The BCCI on Thursday tweeted a video report on the indoor nets as the last practice session had to be canceled due to rain.