Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has questioned BCCI for not shifting the T20I between India and Bangladesh in Delhi despite a public health emergency declared in the national capital due to severe pollution. “If Delhi is a “gas chamber, ”, should we be asking our friendly neighbors Bangladesh to play an important cricket match there on November 3?" he wrote.
Actress Dia Mirza, the one actor who calls a spade a spade has called out BCCI for its decision to go ahead with the India-Bangladesh T20 match, which scheduled to take place on November 3, at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground.
She wrote on Twitter: “It is baffling that the @BCCI has decided to go ahead with the T20 match despite the AQI’s severe 412! This complete denial of the hazards of exposing ourselves to pollution is what cripples our ability to seek and implement swift solutions. #MyRightToBreathe #BreatheLife.”
R Ashwin’s comments come on the eve of India’s T20I match against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. On Friday, Delhi recorded its worst-ever air quality of the season and the pollution levels remained severe on Saturday morning. According to official data, the overall AQI in Delhi was 427 at 6.30 am.