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Cricket teams to follow original travel schedule

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday said the participating teams of World Twenty20 will travel to the Caribbean as per the original schedule following the relaxation of air travel restrictions across Europe.

cricket Updated: Apr 21, 2010 21:12 IST

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday said the participating teams of World Twenty20 will travel to the Caribbean as per the original schedule following the relaxation of air travel restrictions across Europe.

ICC was ready with a contingency plans to airlift teams to the West Indies from Dubai with the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano causing a huge backlog of flights across Europe.

The air travel restrictions eased in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe following the reduction of the ash cloud.

"I am 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," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

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.