Indian team to leave for West Indies tomorrow

Kolkata: The Indian football team will leave for the West Indies tour on Saturday morning with a stopover in riot-hit London where the Indian High Commission will make arrangements for their security, a top national federation official said.

The national team was to leave for London today en-route to the West Indies but had to be postponed due to security concerns in the English capital.

All India Football Federation Vice-President Subrata Dutta said that the flight route will not be changed and the Indian High Commission will look after the security arrangements of the team.

"Indian team will leave tomorrow morning and there will be no change in route as they will land in Heathrow from where they will go to Gatwick to catch a flight to Barbados. Indian High Commission will oversee the security arrangements there in view of the prevailing situation," Dutta told reporters here.

India are scheduled to play a friendly against Barbados on August 17, followed by matches against Trinidad and Tobago on August 21 and Guyana on August 24.


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