Ashamed at seeing Lankan cricketers in pollution masks: Mamata Banerjee

An air purifier will provide relief and may prevent frequent visits to the clinic

An air purifier will provide relief and may prevent frequent visits to the clinic

While Kohli was least concerned by pollution, the Sri Lankan bowlers became so sick that the team couldn't field 11 men. Under the freakish circumstances, the Sri Lankan trainer Nic Lee and fielding coach Manoj Abeywickrama were in full whites, ready to take the field if required. Though there are a lot of questions to be raised and solutions to be provided on Delhi's smog situation, however, on the 2nd Day of the 3rd Test match between India and Sri Lanka hosted at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla, the visitors halted the game three times complaining about it. Sri Lanka's head coach Nic Pothas also had a word with the match officials.

However, the play was stopped once again when Dinesh Chandimal pointed out that only 10 Sri Lankan were on the field, as a result forcing Indian skipper Kohli to declare their innings. "What you see is obvious".

The thing is that BCCI even after knowing that level of pollution in Delhi from October to February scheduled the match in Delhi. When it is a new situation for everybody, it is not easy to make decisions. "Myself and the managers job is to ensure that our players are safe and that's what we are trying to do", said Sri Lanka's head coach Pothas.

Directing it to submit the report within 48 hours, a NGT Bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar, said, "Tell us one step that you have taken with regard to the previous orders passed by the tribunal".

Kumar lashed out at the government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on how to battle the rising air pollution despite the green court's specific order on November 28, asking the authorities in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to submit their proposals on curbing bad air quality.

A blanket of haze enveloped the national capital on a cold day today, prompting the people to wear masks outside home. The conditions are the same for both teams and we are not too bothered about it.

Ravi Shastri walks on to the field.

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