IMA writes to BCCI over match played in polluted Delhi

Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 14:45

CRICKET- The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) to take into consideration the pollution levels in Delhi next time they schedule any match there.

The need for the letter arose after Sri Lankan players suffered health problems during their third test match against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.

“Greatly troubled about the recent cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Delhi played under conditions of high levels of air pollution,” ANI quoted IMA as saying.

“Air pollution also reduces performance of the athletes. In a situation where milliseconds and millimetres often determine success of athletes, air pollution can be an important factor in affecting their performance.”

BCCI has refused to comment on the matter and even went to the extent to say Sri Lankan players needlessly made a big fuss about the air pollution.