India, Jordan friendly likely to get cancelled

There is also no chance of rescheduling the match because Jordan next plays Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Few of India's key players reached late on Friday night, with less than 24 hours before the kick-off time.   -  H. Vibhu

India's preparation for the AFC Asian Cup could face a stumbling block as its international friendly against Jordan on Saturday risks cancellation.

Sportstar has reliably learnt that several key members of the squad reached Amman, the venue of the friendly, late on Friday night, with less than 24 hours before the kick-off time.

Seven players -- Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Manvir Singh, Udanta Singh, Balwant Singh, Halicharan Narzary and Ashique Kuruniyan -- and few other officials were stranded at the Kuwait City airport for more than 30 hours after their flight to Amman was diverted because of heavy rainfall.

Their luggage which includes their kit and playing equipment is yet to reach and is expected to arrive only late on Saturday.

Another batch of players had reached on Thursday, but after an unscheduled diversion to Doha.

The 15-member team is without Sunil Chhetri who pulled out of the friendly due to an ankle injury. Moreover, there is no chance of rescheduling the match because Jordan next plays Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

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