Australian bushfires have been deadly, it has affected both flora and fauna in a deadly manner. This extreme condition is a result of climate-changing adversely, the bushfires have affected human life too, some BBL, W- League and WNBL matches have also been abandoned last month, its that worse of a situation.
Women’s international cricket tri-series between Australia, England and India in Canberra is also in a danger spot, it is possible that the matches could be abandoned due to bushfire smoke. Australian side has already arrived in the capital and it will be decided by their doctor if the training sessions need to be moved indoor after monitoring the conditions. The bushfires have been burning for more than months and have covered many cities like the national capital and its burning within 10 km of Canberra which is a risky health situation.
Cricket officials are to monitor the air quality index as temperatures are forecast to reach 42 degrees Celcius on the first two days of play at Manuka Oval on Friday and Saturday and will probably surpass 35C on Sunday. ICC’s guidelines mention the Air quality index of 300 and above to be hazardous and hazardous air quality has been recorded by ACT this month. The Australian Institute of Sport, based in Canberra has informed that an index of 150 is dangerous for intense exercise and above 200 is dangerous in the context of any activity.
A decision will be made on the playing conditions by the ICC umpires this weekend.
Source: 7 news.com.au