Sri Lankan paceman Suranga Lakmal has vomitted on the field before walking off as Delhi's 'notorious' smog may rob the Indian capital of future winter tests, the Hindu reported today.
The smog is continuing to plague the third and final match on Tuesday, it said.
India's second innings was into its sixth over when Lakmal was seen bending over and throwing up. The Sri Lankan physio rushed in and eventually walked off with the player.
Lakmal, who returned to bowl the 11th over, and pace colleague Lahiru Gamage had also walked off on Sunday with discomforts.
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) said it would factor in Delhi's pollution before scheduling a match in the city at this time of the year.
“This point about scheduling matches in Delhi in this particular period can be considered in view of the situation encountered in the last two-three days,” acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary has told reporters late on Monday.
“This pollution issue has been spoken about for years ... It can't be seen affecting just one walk of life. The agencies which need to be dealing with it, I'm sure are dealing with it.”
Delhi's government last month ordered schools to shut temporarily after pollution readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the government's air quality index that measures poisonous particles.
The pollution prompted the board to cancel two Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi last year.
“As you are aware, the BCCI is sensitive about this fog and smog over the years when they scheduled domestic games out of Delhi...” Mr. Choudhary said.
Several Sri Lankan players had their facemasks on even on Tuesday.
Their coach Nic Pothas has called Delhi's air pollution a “unique” and “well-documented” problem but Mr. Choudhary said Sri Lanka Cricket did not raise the issue when the tour was being finalised.
“If they had any [objection], they didn't express it to me,” Mr. Choudhary said.
ANTON Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:58 PM
NOW THAT DAMN IDIOT SHEWAG MIGHT SAY THAT LAKMAL IS PREGNANT.
Indian in Colombo Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:49 PM
Never know, why don't you get your guys checked..
wiseman Tuesday, 05 December 2017 07:17 PM
To: indian in colomb; it would be better for you to check your brain, before next time you comment. And don't forget to take Sewag with you.
Nishzz Tuesday, 05 December 2017 07:20 PM
Well the size of their tummies suggest they are pregnant..
perera Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:10 PM
but Mr. Choudhary said Sri Lanka Cricket did not raise the issue when the tour was being finalised. As if Indian cricketers are superhuman immune to polluted air!!!
abzi Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:22 PM
Indian players can inhale..Coz they were born in that S***..
Indian in Colombo Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:51 PM
Common Fellows, get rid of these unfit fellows and get some fit guys who can play decent cricket.
Hannibal Barca Tuesday, 05 December 2017 04:14 PM
just because your players can inhale that muck doesn't mean ours should do so too...clean up your end before lecturing us please
mnsmart Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:28 PM
Match should have been called off
Mahir Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:47 PM
This is a typical Indian excuse!
Adan Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:56 PM
An unscheduled series only to the will of the SLC. Clearly shows this is getting match practice for Indian Team prior to the SA tour. Oh Sumathipala you should be awarded and Oscar for the best match fixer.
marcellinolewis Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:03 PM
Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day......check this link for more : http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/10/health/delhi-pollution-equivalent-cigarettes-a-day/index.html
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