Dubai:The ICC has scrapped its contingency plans to airlift teams to the West Indies for the Twenty20 World Cup following the relaxation of air travel restrictions across Europe.
The ICC had put in place a contingency plan to airlift seven teams direct from Dubai to the Caribbean if the travel disruption in Europe did not ease.
However, after the air travel restrictions eased in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe following the considerable reduction of ash clouds of Icelandic Volcano, the competing teams will now revert to their original travel schedules for the competition.
"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," ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.
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.