Air pollution: Liton wears mask during practice in Delhi

Dhaka — Bangladesh top-order batsman Liton Das was seen wearing a mask during the practice session of touring Bangladesh national cricket team at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday.

The air pollution level of Delhi has fallen into the severe category as per the recent reports of Indian media. Despite this, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly said the match will go ahead as planned.

Earlier, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir told the media: “No sporting event should happen in Delhi until the air quality comes under control. No sporting event is bigger than the people of India.”

Bangladesh arrived in Delhi on Wednesday and held their first practice session on Thursday. The will play a three-match T20 series and two-match Test series against the hosts during this tour.

The T20 series will take place on November 3, 7 and 19 respectively in Delhi, Rajkot and Nagpur while the Test series will be played in Indore and Kolkata respectively from November 14 and 22.UNB