Twitterati Are Slamming BCCI Over Scheduling The First #IndvsBan Match In Polluted Delhi

An emergency has been declared in Delhi as the air quality in Delhi worsened despite early morning showers, schools have been, people are being advised to stay indoors as much as possible, however, India and Bangladesh cricketers are locking their horns with each other for the 1st T20I at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

On Friday, Delhi registered its worst air quality prompting officials to declare a public health emergency in the capital. Earlier in the morning today, thick smog engulfed Delhi and visibility was an issue. Everyone was expecting that the awaited match will be called off for the same reason but the BCCI confirmed that India and Bangladesh will play as per schedule.

Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer and now President of the BCCI had said:

“They [Delhi authorities] are expecting the match to go through. It was already scheduled so we couldn’t cancel it at the last minute”.

He added:

“So, in the future when we schedule, especially the northern part of India in the winter, we’ll have to be a little bit more practical. But fingers crossed.”

Though SDMC and DDCA made special arrangements to cope up with dust and air pollution outside the Arun Jaitley Stadium as water sprinklers are on duty and heavy fines have been ordered against people engaging in construction activities in Stadium. But the fans around the country are not happy at all with the situation.

Fans are slamming the BCCI for their decision of hosting the match in Delhi. Here, have a look at the reactions of twitterati on this:

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