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SL complains to ICC on air pollution during Delhi Test

2017-12-07 21:00:22
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Sri Lanka Cricket has officially filed a complaint with the International Cricket Council regarding the disturbing levels of pollution in Delhi after the conclusion of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka.

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara lodged the complaint on Tuesday itself saying "we can't play like this as four players had vomited" due to the pollution.

The ICC responded by saying that they would take necessary action; however, no action has been taken so far.

Despite India and Sri Lanka playing out a stalemate at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, the Test had its fair share of controversies which kept fans gripped to the action on the field.

On the second day of play, the Sri Lankan players were seen donning masks on the field to cope with the pollution in the air. The play was even stopped which forced the Sri Lankan and Indian coach to come out onto the field and have a chat with the officials.

A few Sri Lankan players had to leave the field as well as they felt uneasy.

Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal went on to say that his side was not used to such conditions, which led to their struggle on the first two days.

The Lankans managed to save the match from a losing position while chasing 410 for victory. They ended their innings with 299 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. Dhananjeya de Silva top scored for them with a scintillating century to his name.

However, India went on to win the three-match series 1-0.

The ICC is yet to respond to SLC's complaint and take some action.

The pollution in Delhi has affected a lot of people over the past few months and the match should have been shifted from there in the first place.

After the events which transpired in the final Test between India and Sri Lanka, the ICC might step in and drop Delhi as a venue during the winter due to the spike in pollution.(SportsKeeda)


  Comments - 8

  • Casanovva Thursday, 7 December 2017 21:28

    That's it, no more IPL chappathis for the Lankans.

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    Jaffna Man Thursday, 7 December 2017 22:44

    Indian Army killed thousands of Tamil Civilians in the north and east and got away scot free. That is the power and deception of the Indians. Indians have fooled the world as the most conscientious nation in the world. So anyone making any kind of complaint against India is bound to loose. This complaint to the ICC would be thrown out into the dustbin.

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    Lankaboy Thursday, 7 December 2017 22:51

    it looks like we would have won the match if it was not for the smoke..Lucky Indians..

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    DJ Friday, 8 December 2017 05:57

    Very true and both teams had to endure much discomfort just because the officials buffoons failed to judge the situation

    Reply : 0       0

    suresh Friday, 8 December 2017 09:39

    ICC stands for INDIAN Cricket Council. Dont bother complaining to them

    Reply : 0       2

    lkboy Friday, 8 December 2017 11:25

    Good. They should ban polluted venues.

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    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 8 December 2017 12:04

    As a matter of principle, you should have refused to play or seek entry to Delhi and further requested the venue to be changed if SL was to play. It is of no use complaining now.

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    Hubert Friday, 8 December 2017 17:59

    No body should compromise health and safety whether it is India or any where Shewag and Dhawan must be charged a huge fine

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