Rohit Sharma Confirms Delhi Pollution IS Not A Problem Ahead Of 1st T20I. Rohit Sharma the standing captain gave thumbs up for the game.
Due to severe air pollution, the EPCA (Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority) has declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly checked with the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and informed Ganguly that the players were facing any problems.
According to the sources “The BCCI President checked with Rohit. The team is comfortable and the players are not facing any problem after a full-on training session on Friday. In fact, there is an optional training even on the eve of the match on Saturday. The skipper has given thumbs up to the BCCI chief,”
Even on Thursday, Rohit made it clear that the air was not an issue. He said, “I have just landed and haven’t had time to assess. As far as I know, the game is to be played on the 3rd and will be played. We didn’t have any problem when we played the Test match here (against Sri Lanka). We are not aware of the exact discussion and I haven’t had any problem.”
EPCA said, “People are advised to ensure that they minimize personal exposure as far as possible, do not exercise in the open till pollution levels are reduced and in particular minimize the exposure of children, aged and vulnerable.”