Sri Lanka minister prevents cricketers from travelling to India

Sri Lanka minister prevents cricketers from travelling to India

Doctors have urged cricket's governing body BCCI to revise its rulebook after a Test match between India and Sri Lanka went ahead in the capital despite players wheezing for air and saying they were vomiting.

The green tribunal gave the Aam Aadmi Party-government 48 hours to let it know what pollution control measures were being taken.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera, who has not appeared in global cricket since an injury he sustained in the Champions Trophy, has been recalled in the 16-man Sri Lanka squad for the three-match ODI series against India, beginning on December 10 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium, Dharamsala.

The Test debacle in Delhi is not the first time cricketers have complained of air pollution in the capital, with Australia citing smoggy air following their loss to India in 1996. "States of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have already filed the same", the NGT said.

Delhi's air turned fouler on Monday with a sharp rise in the level of particulates since morning. Pollution is considered severe plus or emergency when these readings are above 300 and 500 respectively. The corresponding prescribed standards are 60 and 100.

Irish foreign minister says Brexit border breakthrough possible on Monday
Still unresolved however is the thorny topic of the Irish border however, with a source telling the paper how "work is needed to find a formula to satisfy Ireland".

The average AQI for the entire city was 390, on a scale of 500.

An AQI average above 300 is considered hazardous and is very likely to affect the entire population.

The India Meteorological Department said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed and moisture.

Pollution levels generally rise during the winter in Delhi and across northern India fuelled by crop burning in the region and the fact that cooler air traps particulates close to the ground. The IMD has forecast possibility of light rains on December 5 and 6. "The minimum temperature recorded at the other stations was - Palam (10 degrees Celsius), Ayanagar (8.5), Lodhi Road (8.3) and Ridge (8.8)", the official said. The weather will remain cloudy on Tuesday, said the weather forecast.

Related Articles

  • U.S.  strategic bombers to train in South Korea

    U.S. strategic bombers to train in South Korea

    The increasingly tense stand-off between the USA and North Korea may have hit a new high this week. The U.S. and South Korea used over 200 aircraft in their recent drills.
    Mecklenburg County server held for ransom

    Mecklenburg County server held for ransom

    Earlier in the day Tuesday, a Mecklenburg County source said the outage was "believed to be due to an external threat". Right now, you can't look up or pay your property tax bill, and you can't apply for a job with the county.
    Rye Fire Day 1

    Rye Fire Day 1

    Homes along Rye Canyon Loop, the Westridge housing community, and the Valencia Travel Village RV park were ordered to evacuate. Evacuations were lifted for the Westridge area in Santa Clarita , city officials said in a Facebook post at 5:53 p.m.
  • Eminem 'Revival' Features Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Pink

    Eminem 'Revival' Features Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Pink

    Eminem's new album Revival is nearly here, and it features numerous special guests including Ed Sheeran , Beyoncé and P!nk . Ed Sheeran among its guest performers, and you can expect the presence of that last name to seriously divide opinion.
    TVS Apache RR 310 launches at Rs 2.05 lakh

    TVS Apache RR 310 launches at Rs 2.05 lakh

    Our endeavour is to fulfill the aspirations of discerning customers by offering high-quality, technologically-innovative products. The motorcycle is fitted with first-in-class bi-LED twin projector head lamps for maximum reach and visibility.
    Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez joins crowded governor's race

    Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez joins crowded governor's race

    Valdez's campaign said she will "officially notify" Dallas County commissioners of her decision to run for governor this morning. Valdez is the only Hispanic lesbian sheriff in the country, and one of few female sheriffs in Texas.
  • Warren Moon Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Harassing, Drugging Assistant

    Warren Moon Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Harassing, Drugging Assistant

    In 1989, he received the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his charitable works and excellence on the field. Moon himself has a history of accusations when it comes to both sexual harassment and domestic violence.
    Overhaul of the Giants Starts With a Return to Eli Manning

    Overhaul of the Giants Starts With a Return to Eli Manning

    Spagnuolo had a long meeting with Smith and understood his disappointment at losing the starting job through no fault of his own. Spagnuolo was not sure whether the evaluation would be done, adding his goal is to win games.
    Doctors Who Mistakenly Declare Newborn Dead Are Fired

    Doctors Who Mistakenly Declare Newborn Dead Are Fired

    Expressing concern, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a law to "check negligence and loot" by private hospitals. This case of medical negligence has received significant attention from local politicians.
  • Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

    Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

    The seven-year-old company also claims that anything typed using its keyboards "stays encrypted and private". Each record also reveals the user's registered location, such as their city and country.
    50 injured in German train collision near Düsseldorf, says police

    50 injured in German train collision near Düsseldorf, says police

    According to the Meerbusch fire department, 155 people were on board the commuter train when it ran into the freight train . Pictures from the scene show firefighters on the scene and the passenger train buckled and damaged.
    Artist Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

    Artist Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

    She is now based in Preston, England; her work primarily addresses racial politics and the representation of black people in art. The prize is famous for launching the careers of Damien Hirst and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation.