Sri Lanka complains to ICC on air pollution at Delhi game

Author: APThu, 2017-12-07 03:00ID: 1512594614866286900NEW DELHI: The Sri Lanka cricket board has complained to the sport’s governing body about the poor air quality in which its players have been compelled to play a Test match in the Indian capital.Sports minister 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. Sri Lanka’s cricketers wore face masks during the match and the bowlers complained of shortness of breath. Jayasekara said the ICC had informed them that it will take necessary steps. However, it is not certain what action ICC had taken. On the field, debutant Sri Lankan Roshen Silva batted for 184 minutes on day five yesterday to force a draw.Chasing 410, Sri Lanka was on 299-5 when play was called off with seven overs remaining in the mandatory hour of play. At stumps, Silva was unbeaten on 74 while Niroshan Dickwella was 44 not out.India had scored 536-7d and 246-5d in their two innings. Sri Lanka had made 373 in the first innings.As a result, India won the three-match series 1-0 after winning in Nagpur by an innings and 239 runs. The first Test in Kolkata was drawn.This is India’s ninth consecutive test series win since 2017, including a 3-0 win in Sri Lanka in July-August this year. India has equaled Australia’s record of nine series wins from 2005-08.
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