Two days prior to the first T20I match between India and Bangladesh in Delhi, Tigers’ head coach Russell Domingo has admitted that the conditions are not “ideal” or “perfect” in the national capital but said it was the same for both teams and they have to deal with it.
It is to note that post-Diwali, the air quality in Delhi has continued to deteriorate and has slipped into the “severe” category in various parts of the National Captial Region (NCR).
“The weather has been magnificent. It’s not too hot. There’s no breeze. But not obviously perfect with the smog. But it’s the same for both the teams. It’s not perfect, not ideal.
“But we are not really complaining about it,” Domingo told reporters at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the venue for the first T20I of the three-match series.
“We have got to make sure that we prepare as well as possible. We obviously have some scratchy eyes, some sore throats but it’s been okay. Nobody is sick or dying.
“We don’t want to be in such a weather outside in the field for six or seven hours. Three hours a game we are playing and three hours of practice session,” he added.
On Thursday, stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma had said that he didn’t face any problems with the weather conditions in the national capital.
After the first T20I, India and Bangladesh will travel to Rajkot for the second match on November 7. The last and final T20I of the series will be played in Nagpur on 10th November.