Smog causes cancellation of Ranji match in Delhi

New Delhi [India], Nov. 6 : The dense smog cover in the national capital forced the cancellation of the ongoing Ranji match between Bengal and Gujarat on the second day itself at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday.

The match referee in consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) called off the game of the group A of the Ranji Trophy.

Yesterday also, the first day's play of the group C match between Tripura and Hyderabad at the Karnail Singh Stadium was cancelled after players complaint of irritation in eyes and breathing problems.

The second day's play of the same game has was also called off today. It is reported that both Bengal and Gujarat teams will be leaving Delhi tomorrow for Kolkata and Ahmedabad respectively.

It's a first of its kind in Ranji Trophy, country's most coveted trophy at the national level, where a match has been cancelled entirely due to prevailing pollution level in the national capital.

Source: ANI