Delhi Air Pollution : After Cricketers, Footballers Now Wear Masks At Training


Delhi Air Pollution Dipping Day by Day Air pollution in the Captical is a cause of concern for not only the Sri Lankan cricketers but also for the footballers competing in the Indian Super League as they wearing masks while training.Javier Ceppi, the tournament director of the recently-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, shared a very important tweet that has now gone absolutely viral. “You can’t host sport events in Delhi from Diwali till end of February, at least. It is a fact. “We had to accommodate our whole schedule [of the U-17 World Cup] to avoid it and others should also think about athletes’ health first,” wrote the Chilean.

Dynamos coach Miguel Angel Portugal, however, said the players will not use them during the match on Wednesday.”This pollution is a problem but it’s not solely for the players and me. It’s for the people of Delhi. We have been training with masks, so it is fine. The players will not be donning the masks on match day tomorrow,” Portugal said on Tuesday.

“It is a home and away league and it (tomorrow) is our home match. So there is no question of not playing, we have to play here. I will have no objection if a player chooses to wear one,” Portugal added.

On the other hand, “Delhi’s air is totally unfit to breathe. We are witnessing a large number of patients with uncontrollable asthma, and they are advised nebulisers and steroids. The emergency wards, ICUs and OPDs are loaded with patients,” said Dr Arvind Kumar, chairman of the centre for chest surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.Delhi government has already issued a health advisory for respiratory patients not to go out for morning walks and alerted all hospitals to give priority to chest patients.

Not just chest congestion, residents are also complaining of itching and redness in the eyes.

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