India Vs Bangladesh 2019/20: Delhi T20I Will Go Ahead Despite Poor Air Quality
is ready to tour in India. Despite the poor air quality report, Delhi T20I is not moving.
In the upcoming Bangladesh tour of India, the visitors will play three T20Is and two Tests against the hosts. According to the initial schedule, Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium will host the opening T20I of the three-match T20I series. They will play the first T20I of the series on 3rd November 2019.
But, in recent years, Delhi has found big trouble due to the poor air quality. Sometimes, it reaches the worst as people feel unhealthy to move out of their home.
India is celebrating Diwali. Due to the firecrackers burning and some other reasons, including stubble burning, Delhi has once again faced poor air quality in the post-Diwali. In fact, it has been rated very poor category on Saturday (26th October 2019) and Sunday (27th October 2019) by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
Air Quality Index (AQI) measures the air quality. The 0-50 AQI means ‘good’ while 51-100 AQI is ‘satisfactory’ and 101-200 AQI is ‘moderate’. On the other hand, 201-300 AQI means ‘poor’, 301-400 AQI means ‘very poor’ and 401-500 AQI means ‘severe’ air quality.
Delhi T20I will not be shifted
Saturday-Sunday’s AQIs have crossed 300 marks which indicate ‘very poor’ air quality. It has clearly brought a big question mark on the forthcoming Delhi T20I. However, a source has claimed that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee has given them permission for the Delhi T20I.
The source said according to ANI, “We had taken permission from Delhi Pollution Control Committee and they gave November 3 as clear day so we decided to fix the Delhi venue after their consultation.”
The source has further added that there is no possible change even if the air quality worsened.
Sri Lankan players found huge trouble during the Delhi Test in December 2017. Even they wore masks when they were fielding in that game.