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England vs India. (Picture by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Group India is about to tackle West Indies in a three-match ODI sequence, adopted by 5 T20Is. The guests will likely be with out their common skipper Rohit Sharma together with another first-choice gamers through the ODI fixtures and Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Indian crew with Ravindra Jadeja performing because the vice-captain.

India have been in England previous to this tour to characteristic in 3 T20Is and as many ODIs and needed to journey straight from the UK to the Caribbean nation. In the meantime, it has been understood that the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has spent a whopping quantity of INR 3.5 crore to land its contingent of 16 gamers within the West Indies the place they’ll face one another in white-ball matches. The board needed to e-book a chartered flight for its gamers to journey from England to West Indies.

India travelled from Manchester to Port of Spain

A BCCI official said that the explanation to e-book a chartered flight was the variety of members within the Indian contingent together with the gamers’ wives and the assist workers. “The BCCI spent Rs 3.5 crore on the chartered flight which took Group India from Manchester on Tuesday afternoon to Port of Spain (the capital of Trinidad and Tobago) by 11.30 pm IST.

“The rationale a chartered flight was booked for the crew was not Covid-19. It’s tough to e-book so many tickets on a business flight-the Indian contingent contains 16 gamers and members of the assist workers, together with head coach Rahul Dravid. There are gamers’ wives who’ve traveled to the Caribbean too,” the official advised Instances of India.

“Usually, in a business flight, this expense would’ve been round Rs 2 crore. A enterprise class ticket from Manchester to Port of Spain can be round Rs 2 lakh. A chartered flight is costlier, but it surely’s a logical choice to take. Most high soccer groups have a constitution now,” he added.

As talked about above, crew India will likely be with out the providers of their everlasting skipper Rohit Sharma through the ODI sequence. Nonetheless, he will likely be main the Males in Blue through the T20I sequence. Distinguished batter Virat Kohli has been rested for the tour with the newcomers getting an opportunity to point out their abilities on the worldwide degree.