Sri Lankan bowler vomits in Delhi cricket match due to polluted air
Two Sri Lankan players were forced to leave the ground to vomit as heavily polluted air continued to plague the Test series in the Indian capital.
Play was disrupted twice as Lahiru Gamage and Suranga Lakmal left the field, claiming they couldn’t breathe.
Harmful pollutants hovered at about 300 in parts of New Delhi – 12 times the World Health Organisation safe limit.
Majority of the Sri Lankan players wore facemasks as the smog thickened over the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, leading to a debate over whether Delhi should be permitted to hold sporting events during winter when pollution reaches severe levels.