With the national capital reeling under a thick layer of smog, calls to abandon the 1st T20I between India and Bangladesh on Sunday is growing among fans. The latest input is that there is no certainty about the match taking place as per the schedule and a final call would be taken by the match referees at 6:30 pm. Also Read - BCCI AGM: Addition of Two New IPL Teams, Cricket at Olympics Among Key Topics to be Discussed
In the national capital region, the air quality deteriorated further as pollution levels rose to ‘severe-plus emergency’ category. At 12 pm, the air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was at 625, according to the data by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Also Read - Australia vs India: Why Shreyas Iyer is Happy That Bowlers Are Targeting Him With Short Deliveries
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Bangladesh are not complaining but pollution, the resultant health concerns and the ban imposed on Bangladesh’s iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan just before the tour has definitely hogged more limelight in the build-up to the three-match series.