Watch Video: Bangladesh players wear masks to battle Delhi's pollution
Bangladesh and India are all set to play their first T20I of the three-match series here in Delhi on Sunday, November 3.
The air quality in Delhi continues to deteriorate and it has slipped into the 'severe' category in several places across the city.
This has led many to urge the BCCI to shift the match from Delhi.
When ANI contacted the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), a source replied: "It is up to the players, if they want to use the mask they can, it is their choice".
#WATCH Bangladeshi players practice ahead of the 1st T20i against India on November 3 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. #IndvsBanpic.twitter.com/mVnpqmv63v— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2019
On Thursday, Bangladesh's batsman Liton Das was seen training wearing a mask, while others like Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman were seen without masks.
But on Friday, the situation seems to have changed as many Bangladesh players opted to train with masks.
However, when Liton Das was asked why he chose to wear a mask during training, the batsman replied: "I had some personal problem that's why I was wearing it. I was not feeling well".
India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma also downplayed pollution concerns in Delhi on Thursday. "I have just landed and didn't get the time to see what it's like in Delhi. The information I have is that the match is scheduled for November 3 and it will happen on the same day," he had said.
Earlier, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed the match will go on as planned in the national capital.
"We have spoken to Delhi authorities in the last two days. They are expecting the match to go through but it was already scheduled so we could not cancel it at the last minute. We came in on October 28 and it was too late to do anything because a lot of preparations go in matches; tickets, crowd, and everything. So it is not possible to cancel things in the last minute," Ganguly said.