Delhi Air Pollution: 'India vs Bangladesh first T20I match not called off yet'
New Delhi : Despite a thick blanket cover over the national capital, the BCCI has not taken a decision to call off first T20I match between India and Bangladesh slated to be played later today at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, a report said.
"The match has not been called off yet, it is too early to decide on a match that is scheduled to start at 7pm," a source from the BCCI told news agency ANI.
Due to poor visibility in Delhi, flight operations were also affected with over 32 flights getting diverted to nearby airports.
Air pollution levels in the national capital escalated to hazardous and visibility dropped significantly on the day.
"Due to poor visibility on the airport, 32 flights have been diverted to nearby locations," said Delhi International Airport Limited on Sunday.
The Air India announced that after poor weather, flight operations have been affected on the T3 terminal; 12 flights have been diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar.
This is for the first time air pollution in Delhi has reached to 625 despite light drizzles in the early hours.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor", and 401-500 "severe". Above 500 is "severe-plus emergency" category.
Recently, Bangladesh players were also seen practicing on the ground with pollution mask on their faces.