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'Melodramatic' Sri Lankans vomit due to Delhi pollution levels

Author
Charlie Bristow,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Dec 2017, 10:14AM
Sri Lankan cricketers wear facemasks in their Test against India.
Sri Lankan cricketers wear facemasks in their Test against India.

'Melodramatic' Sri Lankans vomit due to Delhi pollution levels

Author
Charlie Bristow,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Dec 2017, 10:14AM

Sri Lankan cricketers have been accused of being melodramatic after a pollution incident in their third test against India in Delhi.

Play was halted for 20 minutes and some of the Sri Lankan team wore face masks as they struggled to breathe in the hazardous pollution levels.

The toxic smog was so bad that Sri Lankan players were reportedly continuously vomiting and some bowlers left the field mid-over with breathing difficulties.

After a 20-minute break in the play, Sri Lankan fielders went back to their positions as play resumed in the second session of the third and final Test.

The acting president of India’s cricket board was unimpressed with the charade, saying if 20,000 people in the stands didn't have a problem then why did Sri Lanka make such a big fuss?

The Delhi Traffic Police listed the air quality as "very poor" prior to the days play getting underway.

At stumps on day two, Sri Lanka were 131 for three, chasing India's first innings total of 536.

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