AI strike: Indian rugby team held at Mumbai airport

Updated: May 26, 2010, 16:04 PM IST

Mumbai: A 25-member Indian rugby team,
with five officials, were stuck at city airport on Tuesday after
their flight was cancelled due to the strike by a section of
Air India union.

"We arrived here from Pune this morning to catch a
flight for Delhi. However, we were told that the flight has
been cancelled due to the strike," a team player told reporters.

The team, which was to participate in the conditioning
camp for the five-nation Rugby Tournament starting from June
2, is awaiting for an alternate flight after arriving here
this morning.

"We had to attend a conditioning camp today in New
Delhi for the forthcoming Rugby Tournament but now we will
miss it," the player said.

"Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials are trying
to arrange an alternate flight," the player added.