Cricket World Cup 2023: Jay Shah confirms there won’t be any FIREWORKS at Wankhede Stadium after India vs Sri Lanka match due to high pollution level

Shah said that though the BCCI is committed to celebrating cricket through light shows and fireworks, it also prioritizes the health and safety of the fans.


Cricket World Cup 2023: Jay Shah confirms there won’t be any FIREWORKS at Wankhede Stadium after India vs Sri Lanka match due to high pollution level

Jay Shah says there won't be any fireworks during IND vs SL match (Image via X)

Team India will meet Sri Lanka at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (November 2). Ahead of the match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah confirmed that there won’t be any fireworks after the conclusion of the match.

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The high level of pollution in Mumbai prompted the BCCI to come up with this decision. Shah said that though the BCCI is committed to celebrating cricket through light shows and fireworks, it also prioritizes the health and safety of the fans.

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.
Jay Shah said in a statement

He further said:

The Board is committed to combating environmental issues and will always place the interest of our fans and stakeholders at the forefront.

Rohit Sharma and Joe Root also raised alarms over the pollution issue. While Root exclaimed playing in Mumbai felt like he was eating air, Rohit shared a picture of the smoggy Mumbai skyline during the flight.

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MCA to unveil Sachin Tendulkar’s statue at Wankhede Stadium

Ahead of the start of the match between India and Sri Lanka, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will unveil a life-size statue of Sachin Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium. The MCA will install the statue after nearly 10 years since the Master Blaster played his Test match here (November 2021) against West Indies.

Jay Shah
Sachin Tendulkar (Image via CricTracker)

The guests who will honor the ceremony are Maharastra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Jay Shah, Tendulkar, and other officials from the MCA as well as the BCCI.

Both India and Sri Lanka will be playing their seventh World Cup match after the ceremony. India are yet to lose a match, while Sri Lanka have won two and lost four matches.

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