New Delhi:The first T20I between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday
November 3,Bangladesh Player spotted training with pollution mask in Delhi, Liton Das Bangladesh Batsman has put pollution mask.
A layer of smog has covered the city in the morning, the air quality index (AQI) was at 423 and 463 at 11.30 am
which falls in the hazardous category, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hoped pollution will not affect the India vs Bangladesh T20 in the city on Sunday November 3,
emphasizing that his government has been taking steps such as the odd even scheme to improve the air quality.
Kejriwal also said matches have been played in this season in the national capital,
“I hope that pollution will not come in the way of cricket. To reduce pollution, we are also implementing
the odd even scheme from November 4,”
“I have seen that in this season, matches have been played earlier as well. Match should be played in Delhi”.
Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the match between India and Bangladesh will go as planned.When ANI contacted Ganguly to ask whether the match would take place or not, he replied:”Yes, it will”.
On the other side Former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir Said
Pollution is far more serious issue than cricket match said,The government should create awareness on the high levels of air pollution
Delhi should worried about pollution rather than a cricket match,as air quality in the city is hazardous,not only athletes, it’s also for the common man of Delhi as well, A match is a very small thing,
“It’s been better since last 6 years and this is the least level of pollution we have after Diwali.
credit goes to the people of Delhi but still a lot of efforts needs to be made,He added up that the Central government is very serious in getting the pollution levels down.
Meanwhile, the sale of tickets saw a rapid growth on Wednesday.
The online ticket sale which started on Monday picked up pace on Wednesday and the authorities are confident the numbers will only rise in coming two days.