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IND Vs SL: Delhi Pollution causes Lakmal to puke on field

IND Vs SL: Delhi Pollution causes Lakmal to puke on field

02:43 PM

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The dubious issue of air pollution has flared up yet again. This time the victim is the third and the last test match being played between India and Sri Lanka. Things went out of hand when the visiting seamer Suranga Lakmal went off the ground after vomiting on the field on Day 4.

The scene was quite like that on Sunday, as 8 out of the 11 Sri Lankan players were wearing pollution masks at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Three, including the wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage were seen without pollution masks on their face.

However, Lakmal, one of the new bowlers ended up vomiting on the field when India was batting in the sixth over during its second innings. Following this, Sri Lankan physiotherapist along with other bowlers and Sri Lanka captain Chandimal rushed to Lakmal who had only bowled three overs when he started to throw up and ultimately walked off the field.

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Prior to this, on Sunday as well, the second session of the play was blemished by disruptions due to the International players complaining of breathing issues. In fact, Lahiru Gamage had walked off the field on Sunday due to discomfort.

Check out the current status of Pollution across Delhi and NCR

The Delhi pollution is getting all the more international attention after Sri Lankan Players on Sunday arrived on the Feroz Shah Kotla grounds with masks on. The situation became so chaotic that the game suffered halt for 17 minutes with the Sri Lankan players complaining of respiratory issues.

Not only this, after much confusion and walk-offs, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had declared the innings just to show the Lankans that their bowlers and fielders were ready to play in those conditions.

The melodramatic turn of events had prompted the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to bang Delhi Government once again on the rising pollution levels. The Green Tribunal slammed Delhi Government for taking no measures to tackle the issue and for permitting the Test cricket to go ahead.

Delhi has already become synonymic to a gas chamber with the pollution levels not witnessing any improvements. As already predicted by Skymet Weather, air pollution in Delhi has been varying in the very poor to severe category and as around 8 am on Tuesday morning, the AQI has dropped to 379.

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