Thursday, 19 September 2019

West Indies tour of Pakistan postponed due to smog

Lahore smog

The highly anticipated West Indies tour of Pakistan – which was due to take place later this month – has been postponed due to smog in Lahore, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials revealed.

Severe smog in Lahore, among other reasons, forced the three-match T20 series to be postponed until next year at the earliest.

“The West Indies series has been postponed until next year for a number of reasons,” a PCB official told media.

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“Weather conditions in Lahore right now make it impossible for cricket to take place. Even domestic matches for the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy have been disturbed so the PCB have decided to delay the series.”

One person was killed and several others injured on Tuesday after vehicles collided as a result of the poor visibility due to smog.

For the same reason, flights remain suspended at the Lahore Airport and sections of the motorway have been closed to traffic.

Meteorological officials in Pakistan are unable to predict when the heavy smog over the city will clear

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