The Indian cricket team has requested that no further night flights be booked after their recent experience traveling from Trinidad to Barbados. The team was supposed to fly at 11pm from Trinidad and reach Barbados early morning, but their flight took off late, by 3am, and they didn't arrive in Barbados until 5am.
As a result, the team is requesting that all future flights be scheduled in the morning so that they can get a full night's sleep before arriving at their destination. The BCCI has agreed to this request and is planning to revise the next schedule accordingly.
The Indian team is currently in Barbados preparing for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies. They will be playing two ODIs in Bridgetown on July 27 and 29, and then flying back to Trinidad for the third ODI on August 1.
Players who were picked only for the Indian ODI squad, such as Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, and Umran Mallik, have already reached Barbados and will be joining the rest of the team for the upcoming matches.
The Indian team is hoping to continue their winning streak in the ODI series against the West Indies. They currently hold a 1-0 lead in the Test series, and will be looking to extend that lead in the ODIs.
The first ODI between India and the West Indies will be played on July 27 at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. The match will start at 10:00am local time.
The Indian cricket team's recent experience with a delayed flight from Trinidad to Barbados has highlighted the significance of efficient travel planning in international sports. To ensure the players' well-being and optimal performance, the team management's request to avoid late-night flights has been taken seriously by the BCCI. As the team prepares for the upcoming ODIs, the focus remains on performing at their best while prioritizing the rest and recovery required for peak athletic performance. With a revised schedule and renewed determination, the Indian cricket team continues its journey in the West Indies, aiming for further success on the cricket field.