Ashamed that Sri Lankan cricketers had to wear masks: Mamata

Henrietta Brewer
December 4, 2017

At one stage while the hosts were piling on the runs, Sri Lanka only had 10 fit members of the squad out in the field with their captain Dinesh Chandimal and Pothas asking the umpires for clarification on player safety regulations. After the Lankan team manager walked on the field and had a word with the umpires and then it was a fuming Ravi Shastri who walked on to the field to have a talk with the umpires.

According to the Central Pollution Control Authority (CPCB), the air-quality fell under "severe-plus or emergency" levels at Anand Vihar in west Delhi with PM2.5 reaching 433 in the morning - 17 times the safe limit, sector 125 Noida and Vasundhara in Ghaziabad.

India declared their innings on 536 for 7.

BCCI acting president CK Khanna said, "If 20,000 people in the stands did not have problems and the Indian team did not have any issue, I wonder why the Sri Lankan team made a big fuss".

So during that time, the pollution levels may reduce as the rains will help settling down the pollution present in the air. "I will need to talk to the secretary and ask him to write to Sri Lanka Cricket". The Delhi Test between India and Sri Lanka witnessed something similar on Day Two during India's first innings. We are focused on what we need to do.

Manjrekar added that Indian players, who came on the field to give water to players, were also seen wearing masks before. Amid inter-state disputes over what should be done about crop residue burning, construction dust and smoke-belching vehicles, all that the Delhi government is toying with is an odd-even scheme that will probably do as little to alleviate the situation as the Sri Lankan bowlers could do to shift Virat Kohli from the crease. The city government issued a health advisory, urging people to avoid smoking and go in for carpooling, among other things, to combat the situation. He said that whether they will play tomorrow (Monday) will be decided by the match officials.

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