No Fireworks at Wankhede for India vs. Sri Lanka OD

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Ahead of the highly anticipated clash between India and Sri Lanka in the 33rd game of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a significant step to address environmental concerns. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that there will be no fireworks display during the match to mitigate pollution and prioritize environmental responsibility.

BCCI’s Commitment to the Environment

In an official statement, Jay Shah expressed the BCCI’s sensitivity to environmental issues and emphasized that they have taken the matter to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The decision to forgo the fireworks display at Wankhede Stadium is in line with the BCCI’s commitment to combat environmental issues and place the interests of fans and stakeholders at the forefront.

“BCCI is sensitive to environmental concerns. I took up the matter formally with the ICC, and there won’t be any fireworks display in Mumbai, which can add to the pollution level. The Board is committed to combating environmental issues and will always place the interest of our fans and stakeholders at the forefront,” said Jay Shah.

Air Quality Acknowledged

Shah further acknowledged the pressing concerns regarding air quality in both Mumbai and New Delhi. This decision is not only a nod to environmental responsibility but also a measure to ensure the health and safety of all stakeholders, including players, spectators, and staff.

“The BCCI acknowledges the urgent concern surrounding air quality in both Mumbai and New Delhi. While we strive to host the ICC World Cup in a manner befitting the celebration of cricket, we remain steadfast in our commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of all our stakeholders,” he added.

India’s Dominance in the World Cup

India‘s decision to forgo fireworks comes at a time when the team stands at the top of the table in the ICC World Cup, having won all six matches played so far. South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia closely follow, while defending champions England find themselves at the bottom of the table.

As cricket fans eagerly await the India vs. Sri Lanka showdown at Wankhede Stadium, they can appreciate not only the thrilling action on the field but also the eco-conscious approach taken by the BCCI in addressing environmental concerns. This move highlights the growing awareness and commitment to environmental sustainability within the world of cricket.

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