ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Rohit Sharma expresses concern over air pollution in India

captain of india Rohit Sharma Expressing concern over the deteriorating air quality in Mumbai and other parts of the country, he said it is important to ensure that future generations can live in India “without any fear”.

“In an ideal world, you don’t want a situation like this, but I am sure that the people concerned will take necessary steps to avoid such a situation,” Rohit said on the eve of India’s World Cup match against Sri Lanka. Have been.” Mumbai “It’s not ideal and everyone knows that.

“Looking at our future generations, your children, my children. Obviously it’s important that they can live without any fear. Whenever I get a chance to speak outside cricket, or discuss cricket, I always talk about this. We have to take care of our future generations.”

The issue of air quality was also raised earlier during the World Cup. Joe Root After England’s defeat to South Africa in Mumbai.
“I’ve never played anything like this before,” Root said. “I’ve obviously played in hotter conditions, and probably more humid conditions as well. But it felt like you weren’t able to breathe .It was like you were eating air, This was unique.

“I mean you can’t get away from it. You go onto the field and your shirt is wet, and your breathing is heavier than you expect, and you know you’ve done your fitness and other things But it’s not as if you’re short on that. So you’re well aware of it… It was tough, but when you come to play in India at this time of the year it’s things like that. There are things that you face and struggle with.”

Due to poor air quality, especially in Delhi and Mumbai, the BCCI said it would stop fireworks for the remaining World Cup matches in both cities.

“The BCCI is sensitive to environmental concerns. I have formally taken up the matter with the ICC and there will be no fireworks display in Mumbai, which may increase pollution levels.” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a statement. “The board is committed to tackling environmental issues and will always keep the interests of its fans and stakeholders at the forefront.”

“The BCCI acknowledges the urgent concerns regarding air quality in both Mumbai and New Delhi. While we strive to host the ICC World Cup in a manner consistent with the celebration of cricket, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of all our people. Commitment to stakeholders.”

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court, taking suo motu cognizance of the matter, had expressed concern over the deteriorating air quality index in Mumbai.

Mumbai is scheduled to host three more matches in the World Cup: India vs Sri Lanka on November 2, Afghanistan vs Australia on November 7, and the first semi-final on November 15. Delhi has to play only one match – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on 6 November.

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