The Lankans were seen wearing anti-pollution masks during the post-lunch session. The situation was so worsened that the game suffered halt for 17 minutes with the Sri Lankan players complaining of respiratory issues.
Burgeoning air pollution in New Delhi has evoked anger and embarrassment in equal measure.
"The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will do overnight monitoring of the pollution levels and inform EPCA in the morning", said Shambahvi Shukla, also a researcher at CSE and member of the EPCA.
The normal life of Delhites was affected much by the bad air quality.
While EPCA in October made it clear that the "very poor" and "severe" category of GRAP shall be under force throughout the winters, the environment body has now asked the states to ensure its implementations, as Delhi-NCR saw severe air quality after at least two weeks.
Air Quality Index has turned worse in many parts of Delhi with the readings in Anand Vihar turning severe. As it has already started its journey towards northwest India, it will weaken gradually and will trigger some scattered rains over the National Capital Region on Tuesday or Wednesday. During the first week in November, all schools in the Delhi-NCR area were shut down after severe pollution.
After December 7, the wind speed may also increase that will combat the rising pollution levels and will pave way for a cleaner air for the Delhiites to breathe.