HomeCricketTeam India’s flight from Manchester to Trinidad costs BCCI INR 3.5 crores

Team India’s flight from Manchester to Trinidad costs BCCI INR 3.5 crores

After conquering England, the Indian ODI squad is all set for its next mission. India will play West Indies in three ODIs followed by a five-match T20 series from July 22. The squad flew on a chartered flight from Manchester to Trinidad for the upcoming tour. Now it has been revealed that the chartered flight cost BCCI Rs 3.5 crore, a source revealed to the Times of India.

“The BCCI spent Rs 3.5 crore on the chartered flight which took Team India from Manchester on Tuesday afternoon to Port of Spain (the capital of Trinidad and Tobago) by 11.30 pm IST.”

The Source said.

Also Read: India vs West Indies ODI Series: Squad, Date, Time, Venue, Full Schedule, Live Streaming, and other details

Suprisingly, The reason the chartered flight was booked for the team was not Covid-19.


Covid19 wasn’t the reason for the special flight arrangement

Some may think safety precautions and maintenance of the bio bubble would be the reason for the special flight. But to everyone’s surprise that isn’t the reason. The source said that it’s difficult to book so many tickets in a commercial flight-the Indian contingent includes 16 players and members of the support staff, including head coach Rahul Dravid. There are players’ wives too who have travelled to the Caribbean too.

“Normally, in a commercial flight, this expense would’ve been around Rs 2 crore. A business class ticket from Manchester to Port of Spain would be around Rs 2 lakh. A chartered flight is more expensive, but it’s a logical option to take. Most top football teams have a charter now,”

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