Cricket followers across the nation aren’t proud of the state of affairs in Delhi. Think about the plight of cricketers who’re going to run round for Three hours within the 1st T20I whereas individuals within the metropolis are staying away from primary outside actions.
India and Bangladesh are all set for the primary T20I of the 3-match T20I sequence however the air pollution ranges are critical risk to the match.
Whereas the air pollution ranges have been within the extreme class over the previous few days, Delhi registered its worst air high quality on Friday, prompting officers to declare a public well being emergency in Delhi-NCR.
On Sunday, the visibility was a difficulty in addition to thick smog engulfed Delhi. Diwali celebrations within the metropolis coupled with stubble burning within the neighbouring states have led to a pointy spike within the air high quality index of town.
Even early morning showers and windy circumstances have didn’t carry down air pollution ranges in Delhi on Sunday. In reality, the change in climate has adversely affected air high quality — puzzling environmental specialists. As an alternative of bringing reduction, the rain has triggered pollutant particles to turn into extra concentrated attributable to humidity.
Regardless of the crisis-like state of affairs in Delhi, the BCCI confirmed that India and Bangladesh will play as per schedule in Delhi on Sunday night.
Chatting with the press, newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated that the board must be sensible whereas scheduling matches in pollution-prone Delhi within the winters. Nevertheless, he maintained that change in venue within the eleventh hour was not possible.
“They [Delhi authorities] expect the match to undergo. It was already scheduled so we could not cancel it on the final minute,” Sourav Ganguly had stated.
“So, sooner or later once we schedule, particularly the northern a part of India within the winter, we’ll should be somewhat bit extra sensible. However fingers crossed.”
Bangladesh gamers educated with masks on within the lead as much as the first T20I, bringing again reminiscences of Sri Lankan gamers struggling to manage up with the Delhi air high quality throughout an action-packed Take a look at on the Feroz Shah Kotla in 2017. Quick bowlers Lahiru Gamage and Suranga Lakmal had complained of respiratory issues and ultimately puked contained in the Kotla dressing room. Later, all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva additionally vomited.
India gamers educated with out masks in each their coaching periods and captain Rohit Sharma additionally performed down the state of affairs. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen how the gamers cope up with the state of affairs within the capital metropolis on Sunday.
Allow us to take a look at the tweets from netizens attempting to elucidate BCCI why the choice of enjoying the T20I forward will not be justifying.