Nepali Cricket Team’s Departure to West Indies Delayed by Bad Weather and Flight Cancellations

Kathmandu – The Nepali national cricket team, which was preparing to travel to the West Indies for the remaining two matches of the ICC T20 World Cup group stage, was unable to depart on schedule due to rain and bad weather.

Although they were prepared to leave for Saint Vincent on Thursday morning (Nepali time), the team was halted due to the flight being canceled. If the weather permits, the team is now planning to depart tonight, which would be Thursday morning local time. The Nepali national cricket team was in Florida, USA, for their match against Sri Lanka.

That match was also affected by rain, resulting in both teams sharing a point each. According to the local time schedule, the Nepali team was set to travel from Florida to Saint Vincent on Wednesday evening (Thursday morning). The team waited until 7 PM for the charter flight, but as the flight was delayed, they are now scheduled to leave on Thursday. Nepal is set to play against South Africa on June 14 and against Bangladesh on June 16 in Saint Vincent. In their first match, Nepal was defeated by the Netherlands by 6 wickets.

South Africa has already advanced to the Super Eight with 6 points from the group. The Netherlands and Bangladesh both have 2 points, while Nepal and Sri Lanka each have 1 point. Supporters from Florida have also booked tickets to travel to Saint Vincent. Some of them are stranded due to the flight disruptions. There was continuous rain in Florida throughout Wednesday, leading to floods and waterlogged streets. The National Weather Service of the USA has issued flood warnings for parts of Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier, and Hendry counties until Thursday morning.