The National Green Tribunal on Monday, December 4th came down heavily on the BCCI for holding the third test match in Delhi inspite of the prevalent severe air pollution.
The Sri Lankan cricket team had complained of poor air quality that forced India to declare their innings.
The NGT Chairperson, Justice Swatanter Kumar said, “Every newspaper has been carrying headline that the air pollution was going to be higher this week. Still you took no action. Even the players were playing match wearing masks. You should have not held the match if the air quality was so bad. Are people of Delhi to bear this?”
The tribunal had on November 28 asked the AAP government and four neighbouring states — Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan — to submit an action plan on tackling pollution.
It had also directed the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and every state pollution control boards to submit reports on air quality.