Team India stranded in Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl: Report

Indian cricketers celebrate T20 World Cup win in Barbados© AFP

While the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team is celebrating their glorious victory in Barbados after a month-long T20 World Cup, Grade 3 Hurricane Beryl is approaching the island, threatening the team with stranding and flight cancellations. “The Rohit-led team is currently stuck at their hotel Hilton in Barbados,” sources close to the Indian team told IANS. The team was originally scheduled to depart from Barbados at 11 am local time (8:30 pm IST) on Monday but is now facing a delay due to the impending storm. Their planned route was to go to New York, followed by a connecting flight to Dubai and finally back to India.

Worse still, the Hilton, where India is staying, is close to the coast and is likely to be hit by a Category 3 hurricane. It is expected to hit Barbados around midnight on Sunday or early Monday morning.

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that Grantley Adams International Airport would be closed on Sunday night due to the threat of the storm, preventing any flights from landing or taking off.

However, it is currently unknown whether they will be able to board that flight, but if they get caught in bad weather, they could be stranded in Barbados for 36 to 48 hours.

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