A Sri Lankan player, wearing a face mask, stands in the field. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog.The smog has become especially alarming in the past two years, casting doubt on the future of sports events in the sports-mad swathe of South Asia.Our children are at a huge risk because of dangerous pollution levels," tweeted former Pakistani captain and political opposition leader Imran Khan about the India-Sri Lanka Test.Doctors and public health campaigners have escalated their fight against sports events in Delhi in recent years.Last month more than 30,000 runners competed in the Delhi half-marathon -- just days after smog shut schools amid a public health emergency in the capital.Other events in Delhi -- like an Asian tour golf title in November and Indian Super League football matches -attract less controversy but doctors say pose no less risk.
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