Sri Lankan bowler vomits in Delhi cricket match due to polluted air

Sri Lankan bowler vomits in Delhi cricket match due to polluted air

Bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage are forced to take a break as harmful pollutants reach 12 times WHO safe limit

A Sri Lankan player vomited on the field and was escorted off the ground as heavily polluted air continued to plague an international cricket test match in Delhi.

Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was seen doubled over and retching on Tuesday afternoon as levels of the most harmful pollutants hovered at about 300 in parts of the Indian capital – 12 times the World Health Organisation safe limit.

Related: Pollution stops play at Delhi Test match as bowlers struggle to breathe

You can’t host sport events in Delhi from Diwali till end of Feb, at least. It is a fact. We had to accommodate our whole schedule to avoid it and others should also think about athletes health first #DelhiSmog

Related: Delhi doctors declare pollution emergency as smog chokes city

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