Bangladesh, who have been eliminated from the tournament following their six losses on a trot after their only win against Afghanistan, was scheduled to have a practice session at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium ahead of their game that is very crucial for them as their participation at Champions Trophy is at stake. However, the team management of Bangladesh cancelled the training session as several cricketers complained of coughing after going out on November 2 when the team decided to give the cricketers a break.
Bangladesh arrived in Delhi on Wednesday ahead of their 2023 ODI World Cup match against Sri Lanka on November 6. The Bangladesh team management had originally scheduled three training sessions at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, with the first one slated for This evening. But the deteriorating air quality compounded matters, also forcing the Delhi government to close primary schools for two days.
Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud said:-
“We were due for a training session today, but we didn’t take the risk due to the deteriorating conditions. We’ve got two more training days. Some players have started coughing. We cannot compromise health as we have a crucial game on November 6.
Bangladesh’s training session is planned for Saturday and Sunday evening respectively at 2 p.m. IST.
Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium on November 6, but now there are concerns around the game given the air quality has reached an ‘Excessive level’.
Rohit Sharma had expressed uncertainty regarding air quality
Earlier, Indian captain Rohit Sharma had also expressed about the weakening air quality in Mumbai and across the nation in the lead-up to India’s World Cup match against Sri Lanka. He exhausted the importance of ensuring that upcoming generations can live in India “without any fear.”
On the same day, the BCCI also announced that there would be no fireworks displays during the remaining games in Mumbai and Delhi stadiums due to concerns about air quality.