LAHORE Pakistani team will leave for West Indies on Saturday (today) to take part in the World Twenty20. They have horrible memories from their last tour to the West Indies but Pakistani players say when they will land in the Caribbean for the Twenty20 World Cup they will have nothing but cricket in mind. PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has urged the media and the people to support the national team. Pakistan were eliminated in the first round after a shock defeat against minnows Ireland in the World Cup 2007 and the next day, on March 18, their coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room. The Pakistani players were treated as suspects by the Jamaican police and could not leave the place until the police cleared them and the Coroner declared that there was nothing sinister in Woolmers death and that the death of the burly South African was natural. Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and paceman Muhammad Sami, who were part of the 2007 World Cup squad, said they were going for the T20 World Cup with an open and positive mind. Ijaz said: The media and people of the country should cast aside all controversies and support the national team when they defend the Twenty20 World Cup title in West Indies. The national team is now going to the West Indies for an important assignment and I think the media and the people need to support it completely, he added. Butt said that he had a lot of faith in the Pakistan team and it was capable of bouncing back from recent problems like the disciplinary actions against some players. The team would take a flight to London from Lahore via Dubai on Saturday morning. The squad will stay in London for a day and will head to Saint Lucia on April 25. Muhammad Asif, who is serving a life-long ban from entering Dubai, will not accompany the rest of team. He will leave for London on Saturday from national airline. Muhammad Sami, who failed to secure a visa for England, will leave for Saint Lucia via United States. An earlier report on travel plan of the team had said even as the aviation sector limps back to normality, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is in no mood to take any chances. According to reports, world crickets governing body is all set to charter aircraft and fly seven teams from Dubai to the T20 World Cup in the West Indies. The Icelandic volcano eruption had put schedules of flights across Europe and the trans-Atlantic in a tizzy. Most teams will need to fly on one of these routes to get to the Caribbean and the ICC is planning in advance to avoid any delay. While Ireland and Zimbabwe are already in the West Indies; Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will transit through Dubai by Monday before being flown on a chartered flight. New Zealand will fly to the Caribbean via United States. Weve been in discussion with our commercial partners MNS Airlines which will provide a chartered aircraft that should leave Dubai, if all else fails, on Monday, ICC president David Morgan was quoted, as saying by a website. LCCA rubbishes objections over executive body The Lahore City Cricket Association has rejected the objections being raised over the formation of its new executive body. According to a spokesman of the LCCA, West Zone secretary Shoaib Dar was offered the post of vice president but he refused to accept and extended complete support to the new officials. The official said that their group has gained the LCCA seats with majority of seats and still then they offered Dar a place in the executive body. As far as damaging the cricket, the group of the West Zone was part of the past LCCA and its secretary knows is quite well about the rules and regulations.