“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,” the IMA said adding that rain and poor light were taken into consideration while determining suitable playing conditions. “We suggest that atmospheric pollution should now also be included in the assessing criteria for a match,” the IMA added. The BCCI had accused Sri Lanka of making a "big fuss", pointing to Indian skipper Virat Kohli who hit a record sixth Test double century despite the smog. It also slammed authorities for holding India-Sri Lanka cricket match at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi despite hazardous air quality.
Source: dna December 07, 2017 04:36 UTC