New Delhi: Even as star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim played down concerns surrounding the poor air quality in Delhi during the 1st T20I, Bangladesh players found it tough to play the game at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday.
The spike in pollution level in Delhi was seen as a major cause of concern in the lead up to the 1st T20I between India and Bangladesh on Sunday.
Public health emergency was declared after Delhi registered its worst quality of the season on Friday. Outdoor activities were advised against and schools were shut due to the pollution crisis in the city. However, the cricket match went on as scheduled.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier said that rescheduling the match in the eleventh hour was difficult. It was also reported that he had spoken to India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma about the pollution levels and the latter confirmed India players were ready to play in Delhi.
As it turns out, Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar was among the two batsmen who vomited on the field on Sunday during Bangladesh’s run chase of 149 according to ESPNCricinfo. The conditions wasn’t conducive for a match and this event will surely add an eye lid on the BCCI who is now taking note of all events that happened in Delhi and confirmed before the match that it will take into account scheduling future games in north India during the period.