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IMA asks BCCI to consider pollution levels before deciding match venue

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December 07, 2017 12:45


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."

The 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.

The national 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

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