ICC readies alternative Twenty20 travel plans

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Plans were drawn up yesterday to ensure players and officials can travel to West Indies for the World Twenty20. The ICC, cricket's governing body, is seeking urgent alternative routes for teams travelling to the tournament via London this weekend.

With uncertainty pervading some European air travel because of the ash fallout from the Icelandic volcano the ICC board, meeting in Dubai, decided it had to act. England, due to travel on Sunday, are refusing to be panicked into making unnecessary emergency changes which would involve ferry and rail.

Three of the England squad, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan and Paul Collingwood, are in India taking part in the IPL. Collingwood played his last game on Sunday and is now attempting to get back to London. Pietersen and Morgan both play in the knockout stages this weekend.

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