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2017-12-07

Sri Lanka’s cricket board has complained to the Crickets governing body over the poor air quality in which its players have been compelled to play a Test match in the Indian capital New Delhi.

Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara said Sri Lanka Cricket made the complaint on Tuesday to the International Cricket Council, saying “we can’t play like this as four players had vomited” due to the pollution.

He said the ICC had informed them that it will take necessary steps. However it is not certain what action ICC had taken.

Sri Lanka and India played their third and final Test ending on Wednesday at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

The match was marred by severe pollution, with fast bowlers from both sides vomiting Tuesday amid thick smog.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has said Delhi could be dropped as a venue during winter when pollution spikes.