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Tigers face off India amid severe air pollution

2019-11-02 21:35:25 BdST

2020-07-06 08:24:31 BdST

Published: 2019-11-02 21:35:25 BdST

Sports Live: Amid the severe air pollution in Delhi, which plummeted to hazardous level and led to public-health emergency, Bangladesh will start their India tour by taking on the hosts in the first of three-match T20 series tomorrow (Sunday) at Arun Jaitley Stadium. The match starts at 7.30 pm.

The BCCI had previously made it clear that the match would go ahead as scheduled on November 3 even though the air quality issue was brought up by environmentalists.

The game is indeed on despite the schools have been shut, construction work stalled and athletic activities advised against due to the air pollution. But, the two teams didn’t complain officially and prepared them for the battle.

The game is India’s first International fixture after the Diwali when the air pollution remains severe. However, when Bangladesh have no official complain about the air quality issue, they seemed to be still in pain because of Shakib Al Hasan’s issue.

Shakib was banned for two years, with one year of that suspended after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Such was the magnitude of Shakib’s absence that Mushfiqur Rahim tried to
console the whole team by requesting them to mull his absence as injury
related. However, even the air quality issue couldn’t sidestep Shakib’s

“We are looking forward to the series because anything can happen in cricket. Shakib was injured before… But, we played in the Asia Cup, so it is okay,” Bangladesh batsman Liton Das said.

Bangladesh squad: Mahmudullah (captain), Liton Das, Abu Hider, Afif
Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam,
Taijul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Arafat Sunny.

India squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal,
Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer,
Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur.


Dhaka 02 November (campuslive24.com)//IHA


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