ICC notes pollution concerns after India-Sri Lanka Test

The drawn third Test between India and Sri Lanka made the headlines for pollution and smog in Delhi, and the ICC says it has taken note.

For the better part of three days of the Delhi Test, pollution was an impediment for both teams.   -  Getty Images

The ICC has acknowledged the health risks of pollution, which was a major concern for both India and Sri Lanka in the final Test in Delhi.

The two sides drew the third Test this week and India subsequently won the series 1-0, but much of the focus was on the playing conditions, with Sri Lanka players wearing masks to protect themselves and some falling ill as smog engulfed Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla Ground.

Read: Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test at the Kotla

This led to questions around why the match had been allowed to go ahead, with the players' health of primary concern.

And the ICC has now responded, confirming its desire for medical guidance to be followed in future.

"The ICC has noted the conditions in which the Delhi Test was played and has already requested the issue is considered by the medical committee for guidance should the situation arise in future," a spokesperson said.

"The matter is likely to be discussed in February's ICC meetings."

Sri Lanka's tour of India continues with the One-Day International series starting in Dharamsala on Sunday.

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