- R Ashwin took to Twitter to express concern about Delhi air quality
- India and Bangladesh to play 1st T20I in Delhi on Sunday
- SDMC making arrangements to combat air pollution at the venue
R Ashwin’s remarks please the eve of India’s T20I coordinate against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. On Friday, Delhi recorded its most exceedingly awful ever air nature of the period and the contamination levels stayed serious on Saturday morning.
As indicated by authentic information, the general AQI in Delhi was 427 at 6.30 am. Contamination levels in the satellite towns of Ghaziabad (496), Greater Noida (496), and Noida (499) were a lot of more regrettable.
“The nature of air in Delhi is extremely frightening, the oxygen we inhale is the fundamental essential for humanity on this planet. This in fact is crisis,” Ashwin composed on Twitter.
Ashwin is not part of India’s T20I squad for the 3-match series, starting November 3 against Bangladesh. However, the India all-rounder was part of Deodhar Trophy action in Ranchi on Friday.
Even as Supreme Court-mandated panel, Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR, India and Bangladesh are gearing up to play the 1st T20I at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday.
Meanwhile, The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has started watering, dust cleaning and other arrangements for Sunday’s match. It was reported that the SDMC had inspected the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium earlier to make arrangements to combat the dust and air pollution at the venue.
Rohit Sharma purportedly offered go-ahead for the first T20I to go as arranged after BCCI president Sourav Ganguly called and asked about the circumstance in Delhi.
“The BCCI President checked with Rohit. The group is agreeable and the players are not confronting any issue after an all out instructional course on Friday. Truth be told, there is a discretionary preparing even on the eve of the match on Saturday. The captain has offered go-ahead to the BCCI boss,” news organization IANS cited a BCCI source as saying.
Bangladesh prepared outside however were spotted wearing contamination veils during their instructional meeting for the second progressive day on Saturday.
Then again, India players prepared without veils on Friday evening. Batting mentor Vikram Rathour disregarded concerns encompassing the air contamination in Delhi, saying both the groups are planning to play the match in the city.