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India vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Why No Fireworks in Mumbai?

In a groundbreaking move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Secretary Jay Shah revealed that there will be no dazzling fireworks display after the upcoming India vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match at Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium. The decision comes as a proactive response to pollution concerns and a dedication to environmental responsibility.

As India gears up to face Sri Lanka in the 33rd game of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, Jay Shah, the BCCI Secretary, emphasized the board’s commitment to environmental well-being. In a carefully considered statement, he disclosed that discussions with the International Cricket Council (ICC) led to the unanimous conclusion that fireworks would be omitted from the post-match celebration to mitigate pollution levels.

Shah made it clear that the BCCI prioritizes both the health of the environment and the interests of cricket enthusiasts and stakeholders. He stated, “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.”

Acknowledging the pressing issue of air quality in Mumbai and New Delhi, Shah added, “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.”

India is set to clash with Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Thursday. The Indian team currently leads the ICC World Cup with an impeccable record of six wins in six matches. Following closely are South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, while defending champions England find themselves at the bottom of the table.

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