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The volcanic ash cloud which has closed UK and much of European airspace is also having an impact on the cricket world. Afghanistan's journey to the Caribbean for the World Twenty20 is likely to be disrupted as they were due to transit London to join Canada, Zimbabwe and Ireland who are already in West Indies.

Robert Bryan, the tournament director, said he still expected the team to arrive in the next few days despite the disruption. "We expect that Afghanistan will arrive here, notwithstanding the volcano dust in Europe, over this weekend. Their participation is historic and it is probably going to be the team people will want to watch to see how they do in the region."

Most teams are not due to arrive in the Caribbean until next weekend following the conclusion of the IPL in India so they are unlikely to be effected by the travel chaos. However, ICC staff who are set to travel to West Indies today to finalise preparations for the event have had to alter their routes to the Caribbean in order to avoid Europe.

Meanwhile, ICC President David Morgan and ECB chairman Giles Clarke are unlikely to make it to Dubai in time for the board meeting which starts on April 19. Both are currently in London and the airspace is not expected to open up until Sunday at the earliest.

Tino Best, who has signed as an overseas player with Yorkshire, could have his debut delayed as he is unable to fly from the Caribbean to England.

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