Air too unfit to play

Air too unfit to play

Pothas said after the day's play: "It is well documented that Delhi has high levels of pollution".

After several discussions, Sri Lankan fielders went back to their fielding positions, still wearing masks and the game resumed.

The Air Quality Index (AQI), as recorded by the CPCB, also reflected the rise in the levels of these ultrafine air-borne particulates. "Are people of Delhi supposed to bear this?"

"I think pollution is everywhere in our country".

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India's fast bowling coach Bharat Arun, however, said that India weren't fussed about the pollution and just wanted to get on with the game. As reported by PTI, he said that visitors may have stressed on pollution to break Kohli's rhythm.

Referring to the India-Sri Lanka Test match, which was stalled on Sunday after Lankans were said to have complained to match officials that they felt like vomiting due to poor air quality, the court said: "Look at people abandoning (the) match".

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At one stage while the hosts were piling on the runs, Sri Lanka only had 10 fit members of the squad out in the field with their captain Dinesh Chandimal and Pothas asking the umpires for clarification on player safety regulations.

The play, however, continued uninterrupted on Monday even as indicators showed pollution levels rising to "hazardous" levels. However, the visiting batsmen had no complaints about air quality when they came out to bat after India's declaration.

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