The Yash Dhull-led India U-19 squad returned home on Tuesday after winning a record-extending fifth World Cup trophy in West Indies.
Victorious India U-19 team reaches home after a long flight from West Indies (ICC Photo)
- India U-19 squad returned home after winning ICC World Cup trophy
- Yash Dhull-led India had beaten England in the final on Saturday
- The squad took the long flight back from the Caribbean with connections in Amsterdam
The triumphant India U-19 squad arrived home on Tuesday after winning a record-extending fifth World Cup trophy in West Indies. India, led by Yash Dhul, defeated England by 4 wickets in the final on Sunday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua to win a record-extending 5th trophy. Led by Raj Bawa’s historic 5-wicket haul and Ravi Kumar’s 4-wicket burst, India outclassed England in the big final.
The squad took the long flight back from the Caribbean with connections in Amsterdam and Dubai before reaching Bengaluru on Tuesday morning. The players will head to Ahmedabad later on Tuesday for the BCCI’s felicitation ceremony, most likely to be held on Wednesday.
Since the ICC makes travel arrangements for all participating teams, the Indian contingent flew economy class, which is the norm, but it made travel all the more tedious. NCA chief VVS Laxman, who was also part of the squad in the West Indies, traveled separately with the selectors and five reserve players who were hastened to the Caribbean after a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp before the second league game against Ireland.
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