New Delhi: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Monday thanked Indian captain Rohit Sharma and the Bangladesh cricket team for agreeing to play the first T20I despite severe air pollution in the national capital.
The Delhi government had issued a health emergency across NCR as the toxic air quality in Delhi reached peak levels on Sunday morning with Air Quality Index (AQI) showing a staggering 999.
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"Thank u to both the teams to play this game @ImRo45 @BCBtigers under tough (sic) conditions .. well done bangladesh," BCCI president Ganguly tweeted from his official handle.
It was learnt that BCCI president was apprehensive as there could have been serious health concerns but both Rohit and the Bangladesh team management assured that they would like to play the game.
Ganguly has already said that next time when the board prepared itinerary for home games, they would be "more practical" about slotting matches in Delhi during the post-Diwali period when air pollution is at its peak.
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The non-selection, despite his prolific run in domestic cricket and the IPL, extended Suryakumar's wait for an India cap.
There have been calls to make Rohit Sharma India skipper in the shorter formats after leading Mumbai Indians to an unprecedented fifth title in the Indian Premier League.
The Board reiterated Kohli's assertion that Rohit's fitness will be up for a review on December 11, following which a call would be taken on whether he can be there for the Tests.