New Delhi: The Delhi pollution made the headlines few days back when India and Sri Lanka were competing against each other in the third Test match of the series. The International Cricket Council (ICC) now, would through medical experts examine whether India was justified to hold the match under such circumstances or not.
Not only this but this issue would also be a point of discussion in February at an ICC meeting.
“The ICC has noted the conditions in which the Delhi Test was played and has already requested the issue is considered by the medical committee for guidance should the situation arise in future,” the ICC said in a statement.
During the drawn Test match, the Sri Lankan players were seen wearing masks on the field and also, bowlers from both the sides felt sick due to the pollution and threw up on the field.
The website of the US Embassy states that the harmful substances present were 18 times more the safe limit set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Already, it has been said by the BCCI that Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla wouldn’t be considered for hosting international matches during the period between November and December, when pollution in the city is at it’s peak.
The medical team of the ICC can make recommendations regarding any, “any medical issues affecting international cricket” to the executive of the game’s global governing body.
They would also, “evaluate” the medical plans of the countries which have been selected by the ICC for hosting events alloted by the world body.
This issue of pollution, “is likely to be discussed in February’s ICC meetings,” said the statement.