IND v SL 3rd Test: Delhi air pollution briefly halts match, players wear masks

Dec 03, 2017, 13:46 IST | IANS

The second session of the third and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka was halted for few minutes due after concerns over the poor air quality in Delhi on Sunday, prompting Lankans to wear anti-pollution masks

The second session of the third and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka was halted for few minutes due after concerns over the poor air quality in Delhi on Sunday, prompting Lankans to wear anti-pollution masks. The visiting Sri Lanka players wore masks while fielding after the lunch session on the second day at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium.

IND V SL 3rd Test: Delhi air pollution briefly halts play
Sri Lanka cricket players wear masks in an attempt to protect themselves from air pollution during the second day of the third Test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium in New Delhi on December 3, 2017. Many of Sri Lanka's fielders wore pollution masks to counter a thick smog as play was halted on day two of the third Test against India in New Delhi on December 3. Pic/AFP

As Delhi air quality deteriorated and it became hazy just after the lunch, umpires discussed the issue with the players and the match was halted for around 15 minutes.

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