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Weather needs to be taken into consideration while hosting games in Delhi: Ganguly

FORMER INDIA SKIPPER Sourav Ganguly spoke about the raging pollution issue that is being faced during the ongoing third and the final Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi. 

The Delhi Test has witnessed players suffering from breathing problems. The visitors were seen sporting masks during the second and the fourth day. As reported by India Today, the ‘Prince of Calcutta’ did not play down the pollution hype.

“It seems it’s getting tough. I saw Mohammed Shami also struggling a bit when he bowled late in the evening today, struggling to run in like Lakmal, he struggled. Like we saw last year, Bengal and Gujarat game was called off because of smog in Delhi, not a single ball was bowled in all four days. Definitely there are issues: how much it is you really don’t know because we are far from it, how much the players feeling it but it is so difficult to see masks on a cricket field.”

Ganguly stated that the board needs to consider the weather in the capital city before hosting any matches. 

“I don’t know how they breathe, how they keep running and how they play cricket because you have to breathe properly and I don’t know whether with those masks you can do it. This needs to be taken into consideration at some stage when winter comes and Delhi gets a game, may be give Delhi a game before Diwali or after New Year or may be in the month of February and March when everything settles down. This needs to be genuinely looked at and I hope they all finish the game healthy.”
 

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