Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka of ODI World Cup 2023, at Arun Jaitely Stadium, New Delhi on October 6 might get cancelled due to prevailing weather conditions in the capital city. Previously the Bangla Tigers practice was called off keeping in mind the health of their players amidst severe air pollution in the city. Due to these concerns, team director Khaled Mahmud decided to cancel their Friday training session in the city.
Now, the air quality index reads as high as 600-700, and as per the reports, this is dangerous for human beings as it can create breathing problems. The match in such conditions might be difficult as will cause visibility problems for the players of both teams. The game though is on Monday but the match can get delayed as the smog takes time to clear.
Both teams are out of the semi-final race contention. The teams would like to win the game and finish their World Cup campaign on a high note. The next session will be on Saturday and in the evening. Previously in 2017, the Lankan players had problems during a test match in India.
Today we had a training session but the condition got bad from yesterday so we didn't take the chance: Khaled Mahmud
Khaled Mahmud said, "Today we had a training session but the condition got bad from yesterday so we didn't take the chance because we still have two more days for training. Many(cricketers) went out yesterday and now they are having some kind of coughing so there is a risk factor involved and so we cancelled the training so that they don't get unwell."
"We don't know what the decision will be (whether we will have to play here or not in the present condition) and whether the weather will get better or not and if it gets better certainly it is good for us and if that is not the case (and still we have to play) we still have to adapt to it and have to train tomorrow. We still have two more days in our hands so we want the boys to be fully fit because these two games are very important for us."