Cricket World Cup Clash Goes Ahead In Pollution-hit Delhi
New Delhi, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Nov, 2023) Bangladesh and Sri Lanka's cricket World Cup match in New Delhi was given the green light on Monday, as the smog-choked Indian capital was ranked as the planet's most polluted major city.
Some players and coaches from both teams trained with face masks on the eve of the match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Early in the Sri Lanka innings levels of the most dangerous PM2.5 particles -- so tiny they can enter the bloodstream -- stood at 184 micrograms per cubic metre according to IQAir, more than 12 times the daily maximum recommended by the World Health Organization.
"Obviously, today when we came, we were wearing masks, and we were told to wear masks," he said.
"But it depends exactly what the outside index is, and then we'll make a call on it.
Shakib said: "We have to be technically sound and also mentally sound".
The two teams are fighting to qualify for the 2025 Champions Trophy.
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wkt), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (capt/wkt), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
tv Umpire: Nitin Menon (IND)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)