Initially, it was delayed by two hours but the CWI later confirmed that the game had to be pushed back further. There was, however, no explanation for the inordinate delay.
It has happened despite a two-day gap between the first and second game.
“Due to circumstances beyond CWI’s control, there have been significant delays in crucial team luggage arriving into St Kitts from Trinidad. As a result, today’s 2nd Goldmedal T20 Cup match is due to start at 12.30 pm (10 PM India time),” the CWI said in a statement.
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Normally, between the Caribbean nations small ATR flights operate, and hence, unlike normal commercial airlines, which also carry the heavy duty cricket coffins of the players, these aircrafts do not have the same capacity.
The delays in transporting kits from one nation (Trinidad & Tobago) to another (St Kitts & Nevis) is pretty normal in the Caribbean, but a match being delayed because of this is a first for the CWI.
“We do not know why the kits haven’t arrived as we don’t have an official reason for it,” a CWI spokesperson told PTI.
The match is scheduled to be played at the Warner Park.
India lead the five-match series 1-0 following their 68-run win in the opener at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.