Sri Lanka minister prevents cricketers from travelling to India

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Sri Lanka's 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 New Delhi. "It is time the ICC (International Cricket Council) comes up with a policy on pollution".

"The ICC has noted the conditions in which the Delhi Test was played and has already requested the issue is considered by the medical committee for guidance should the situation arise in future", a spokesperson said. "I will not hesitate even to dissolve the cricket board if it takes to that". "You have fast bowlers, batsmen and fielders out there presented to these very damaging pollutants over five days at a stretch".

"Most players reached the airport around 9pm on Monday".

But BBCI President CK Khanna insists that the Sri Lankan team were just making a fuss.

Reports demonstrate that carcinogenic chemicals are fine enough to lodge deep within the lungs and have been found to contribute to growing rates of lung cancer, heart disease and chronic respiratory conditions in the long term. Even the limited exposure can cause brevity of breath and make the throat burn and eyes weep.


Jayasekera also aims to reduce the number of votes at SLC election through constitutional reforms.

More than 30,000 runners took place in a half-marathon in November, just days after schools were closed following a public-health emergency warning against all outdoor exertion.

This led to questions around why the match had been allowed to go ahead, with the players' health of primary concern.

Greenpeace lobbied in October against India organising the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, signalling it poses unacceptable risks to the World's youngest soccer stars.

Sri Lankan cricket looks to be a passing through a tough phase, and the results speak for itself.

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