'BCCI planned to shame India on national television'- Angry fans demand the cancellation of the Delhi T20I

‘BCCI planned to shame India on national television’- Angry fans demand the cancellation of the Delhi T20I

Meanwhile, all the schools in Delhi have been closed till November 05 in the wake of a National health emergency.

Feroz Shah Kotla
Feroz Shah Kotla. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India is all set to take on Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 International at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday, November 03. But, the signs of it happening does not look very encouraging. The National capital has turned into a gas chamber thanks to a plethora of factors like stubble burning in the adjacent states of Haryana and Punjab.

The National capital witnessed rain early Sunday morning but it seems that the showers have made things, even more, worse than they were. The Air Quality Index in the city went down to an all-time low- 1164- and the calls have increased towards the Board of Control for Cricket in India to call-off the first Twenty20 International.

The BCCI has come under heavy scrutiny and criticism for scheduling the match at this time of the year in the national capital. According to the apex cricketing body, it was forced to schedule the game in Delhi courtesy its rule of regulating the venues on a turn-by-turn basis.

‘Have some shame’- Fans lash out at the BCCI

Earlier the environmentalists had written to the newly-elected BCCI President and former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly to consider shifting the first T20I between the Men in Blue and the Bangladeshi Tigers from the Arun Jaitley Stadium, a wish that was turned down by the apex-body chief citing it was not possible to shift the game at the last moment.

With images of Bangladeshi players practicing with masks, several former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir and Bishen Singh Bedi had put forward their opinion that Delhi should not hold any major sporting event until the issue of pollution is not sorted.

Earlier today reports in ABP news had emerged that the match-referee Ranjan Madugalle will take a call depending on the visibility levels during the match-time. The DDCA officials have also admitted that the morning showers had in-fact worsened the situation and with the visibility being at an all-time low, it will be very difficult to smoothly conduct the match.

And, now with fresh images of the national capital released, fans are calling out the BCCI to abandon the match. Meanwhile, all the schools in Delhi have been closed till November 05 in the wake of a National health emergency and it now remains to be seen whether the officials take a cue and cancel the first T20I or not.

Here is how Twitter lashed out