Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Hopeful To Provide Pollution Free Condition During The T20I Match Against Bangladesh
Despite the report of very poor air quality in the post-Diwali, the has still given green signal to the upcoming Delhi T20I against Bangladesh. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has spoken their plan to make pollution-free T20I.
Bangladesh are ready to kick-off their upcoming international tour in India. In this tour, Bangladesh will play the three-match T20I series and two-match Test series against the hosts. They will begin the tour with the T20I series while they will play the opening game of this series at Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi) on 3rd November 2019.
Though Delhi has got this game, the pollution has become a big headache in Delhi. In recent years, Delhi experiences very poor air quality in the post-Diwali. There is a no different picture in this year too. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has reported very poor air quality on last Saturday (26th October) and Sunday (27th October).
Due to the very poor air quality report in recent time, the upcoming Delhi T20I was under the dark cloud.
However, a BCCI source has recently revealed, according to ANI, that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee has given permission for the forthcoming Delhi T20I between India and Bangladesh. So, the game is likely to go ahead as per the schedule, if the situation doesn’t move towards the worst.
I hope that pollution will not come in the way of cricket – Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is also hopeful to organise the game successfully. The government is also taking crucial actions to reduce pollution.
Kejriwal said, “I hope that pollution will not come in the way of cricket. To reduce pollution, we are also implementing the odd-even scheme from November 4. I have seen that in this season, matches have been played earlier as well. Match should be played in Delhi.”
Delhi had a past experience to host an international cricket match under pollution. During the 2017 Delhi Test, Sri Lankan players found huge trouble as they wore masks when they were fielding in that game.