England may travel by train to reach West Indies for T20 cup

England cricket team could travel by train to the south of France to catch a flight to the West Indies for the World Twenty20.

Most of the England squad are due to fly to Barbados from Heathrow on Sunday morning, but the continuous suspension of flights from London has left the International Cricket Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board looking for alternative routes.

The ICC is set to charter a flight from Dubai on Sunday or Monday, which could carry the England team if they can find a working airport in Europe.

The south of France and Spain are being explored, with the ECB having provisionally booking a Eurostar trip on Sunday, The Telegraph reports.

Almost all teams were due to fly through London en route to the Caribbean but the ICC is now looking to send Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, South Africa and Bangladesh through Dubai instead.

“We will do everything possible to ensure the players get to the Caribbean. We’ll look at all possibilities to ensure the attendance of players from the UK, even if it means getting them to Dubai on helicopters and low-level flights,” said ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat. (ANI)

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