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The Guardian view on Delhi's pollution: when smog stops play | Editorial

03.12.2017
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Cricket is famous for the many things that can interrupt a game. But the halting of a Test match in Delhi because of smog is a wake-up call for IndiaCricket isn't cricket without the occasional "rain stopped play" that has marked - not often enough for English taste - the Ashes test in Adelaide. But rain is not the only reason why cricket matches sometimes have to be halted. Snow, dazzling sunshine and a solar eclipse have all brought games to an early end. So have hedgehogs, pigs, snakes and cars on the pitch. But cricket's love of the eccentric gave way to a truly disturbing interruption on Sunday when Delhi's bad air pollution - which was 15 times the WHO's recommended toxicity maximum - caused stops and starts to a test between India and Sri Lanka. With players forced to leave the game to vomit and Sri Lankans wearing anti-pollution masks on the field, this was a Delhi clean-up call. If India's favourite sport can't be played in the nation's smog-laden capital, cricket in Delhi should be no-balled. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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