ICC decides to consider air pollution guidelines for matches in future
Following repeated concerns voiced by members of the Sri Lanka team during the recently concluded ...
Following repeated concerns voiced by members of the Sri Lanka team during the recently concluded Delhi Test, the International Cricket Council has decided to consider air pollution guidelines for matches in the future.
During that Test, Sri Lanka's players were forced to take the field wearing pollution masks while a few players fell sick during the course of play.
It led to breaks during the first innings of the Test match but the players decided to get on with the game.
The umpires and match referee did not take any action then but with possible guidelines coming into play, there could be a different outcome should a similar situation occur in the future.
Medical practitioners too have voiced their opinion on the matter, citing potentially harmful outcomes if athletes are allowed to perform in dangerously polluted conditions.
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