Dec 07, 2017

Sri Lanka complains to ICC on air pollution during Delhi Test

Sri Lanka's cricket board has complained to the sport's governing body about the poor air quality in which its players have been compelled to play a Test match in the Indian capital New Delhi.

Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said Sri Lanka Cricket made the complaint on Tuesday to the International Cricket Council, saying "we can't play like this as four players had vomited" due to the pollution.

He said the ICC had informed them that it will take necessary steps. However it is not certain what action ICC had taken.

Sri Lanka and India played their third and final Test which ended on Wednesday at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

Sri Lanka’s cricketers wore masks during the match and the bowlers complained of being short of breath.

However, young players Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva (74) and Niroshan Dickwella (44) battled the odds to ensure the Test was drawn yesterday (06).

Dhananjaya batted a brilliant 219-ball 119 innings before retiring hurt.

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