New Delhi. The BCCI is very cautious about the safety of the players. For this reason, he arranged a chartered flight for the players (IND vs WI) for the West Indies tour. More than Rs 3 crore was also spent on this. The 3-match ODI series between India and West Indies is starting from July 22. Shikhar Dhawan has been made the captain of the ODI team. After this, a 5-match T20 series is also to be held between the two. For this, regular captain Rohit Sharma will return. Players have directly reached West Indies from England.
According to the news of Times of India, BCCI booked a chartered flight for around Rs 3.5 crore. A source said, in view of Kovid-19, this has not been done. Rather, it was done because of the high numbers. Apart from 16 players, many people from the coach and support staff were involved in this. Apart from this, his family was also with many players.
would have cost 2 crores
He said that on an ordinary commercial flight, about Rs 2 crore would have been spent. The cost of a business class ticket between Manchester to Port of Spain is Rs 2 lakh. Chartered flight is a bit costly option but it is the right decision. Most football teams are doing the same. The first match of the ODI series will be played on July 22, while the second match will be played on 24 and the third match will be played on 27. After this, a 5-match T20 series will be played between the two teams from July 29.
Indian team for ODI series
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prashant Krishna , Mohammad Siraj and Arshdeep Singh.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2022, 11:36 IST