The Indian Medical Association has asked the Board of Control
for Cricket in India to take into account the atmospheric pollution
while deciding the venue of a match.
A letter written to BCCI by
KK Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association, reads,
"Rain and poor light are taken into consideration while determining
suitable playing conditions, so we suggest that atmospheric pollution
should now also be included in the assessing criteria for a match."
IMA letter comes after Sri Lankan players were seen wearing masks
during the third and final Test game between India and Sri Lanka in the
national capital's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
The fast bowlers
Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage also walked off the field after they
allegedly expressed displeasure in bowling under the conditions of high
levels of air pollution.
capital has been in news since last several days as the air quality in
the Delhi-NCR region has been ranging between 'very poor' and 'severe'
which has evoked ire among the citizens. -- ANI
IMAGE: Sri Lanka fielders in masks look concerned as bowler Lahiru Gamage (kneeling, left) takes a break from bowling last week. Photograph: BCCI