Teams return to original schedules for ICC World T20

Haroon Lorgat thanks Emirates for its co-operation in ensuring the smooth travel of competing teams

Following the relaxation of air travel restrictions in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, the competing teams in ICC World Twenty20 2010 in the Caribbean will revert to their original travel schedules for the competition.

With the aid of commercial partner Emirates, the ICC had put in place a contingency plan to airlift teams direct from Dubai to the Caribbean if the travel disruption in Europe did not ease.

However, upon the reopening of air routes yesterday, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: “I’m delighted to say that the teams will now fly to the West Indies as originally scheduled. I want to thank both Emirates and the ICC executive for working so hard to ensure that we had a back-up plan to transport teams to the Caribbean.

“Emirates continues to assist teams with their travel plans and we are extremely grateful for that support.”

The Afghanistan team, which was scheduled to travel to Trinidad via London last week, will now fly via London to the Caribbean in the next few days.