Referring to the poor show by Sri Lankan cricket team, Jayasekera said: "Give me a little time to resurrect things".
Delhi's viability as an global sports venue had been called into question after Sri Lankan players complained of breathing problems due to smog and wore anti-pollution masks on two days in the third Test. "Medically there was no reason to continue the match; it must have been taken off (sic)". "I will not hesitate even to dissolve the cricket board if it takes to that". It has accused Sri Lanka of making a "big fuss", pointing to Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who hit a record sixth Test double century despite the smog.
The concentration of such particles Monday hit 448 - compared to a maximum level of 25 considered safe by the World Health Organization over a 24-hour period.
Due to increased breathing, those that do sports in a polluted environment are exposed to air pollution levels three times higher than those resting.
With pollution levels particularly alarming in the past two years, doctors have raised awareness against sports events in Delhi.
"My eyes are burning; my throat is dry. He's scored more than 6000 runs in domestic cricket".
It also proceeded but schedule was adjusted to avoid Delhi at its worst.
"The selectors had made the selection on the first (of December) but as they were unable to come to a final decision on the inclusion of certain players, the squad was delayed in being sent to me", Jayasekera was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on Tuesday.
Generally, pollution levels rise during the winter across northern India and Pakistan due to crop burning in the region and cool air trapping particulates close to the ground. It is time the ICC comes up with a policy on pollution.