Team India had to camp in Barbados due to airport closure due to storm Beryl

New Delhi,Updated: July 1, 2024 07:50 IST

The Indian cricket team had to remain inside their hotel as the Barbados airport has been closed due to the intensification of Hurricane Beryl on Sunday, June 20. It was reported on Sunday that the Indian team, which won the T20 World Cup 2024 on June 29, will likely be stranded in the island nation as Beryl is expected to make landfall on Monday morning. Beryl was classified as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, which is expected to have severe consequences once it makes landfall in Barbados.

However, according to India Today's Vikrant Gupta, Beryl has now become even more severe and has been upgraded to Category 4, the second most severe category. In the latest tweet, he said that the Barbados airport has been closed and there is a curfew-like situation as no one is allowed to exit. Beryl is expected to reach Barbados in the next few hours and the Indian team will remain indoors.

Vikrant Gupta said, “So the Barbados airport has been closed. There is a curfew-like situation now and no one is allowed to go out. Hurricane Beryl is expected to make landfall in the next 6 hours. Drizzle has started. Beryl has been upgraded to Category 4 (second most severe). Team India will remain in their hotel. No one knows what is going to happen in the next 24 hours. Unsure about travel plans.”

Hurricane Beryl: The latest

According to the Washington Post, Beryl is expected to bring winds of more than 130 mph to the Windward Islands. The hurricane center has predicted a storm surge of 6 to 9 feet high and rainfall of 3 to 6 inches.

The storm will maintain its strength as it travels across the southeastern and central Caribbean Sea from late Monday night through Wednesday, according to the hurricane center.

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