Highlights

  • Heavy pollution seen at the start of IND vs NZL 1st Test
  • The AQI level was around 350 at the start of the match
  • In 2017, Sri Lankan players complained of breathlessness in New Delhi

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The Air Quality Index, a measure of particulate matter was nearing 350 at the start of the match. It is advisable to wear a mask, close the window, use air purifiers and no outdoor exercises 

The 1st Test between India and New Zealand started under a blanket of heavy pollution around Kanpur's Green Park Stadium.

The Air Quality Index was nearing 350 at the start of the match. Under these conditions, it is advisable to wear a mask, close the windows, use air purifiers and avoid outdoor exercises let alone play a game of competitive cricket.

Also read: Delhi: Schools & colleges remained shut due to pollution, will now reopen from Monday

In 2017, a game between India & Sri Lanka in New Delhi was halted multiple times due to air pollution.

Many Sri Lanka players had complained about breathlessness and nausea. The air quality in Kanpur is expected to improve through the day but will remain particularly hazardous during mornings on all 5 days of the Test match.

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