Lucknowa few moments ago
Cricketers have started arriving for the Legends League match to be held at the Ekana Stadium from September 18. On Saturday, the players of Manipal Tigers and Bhilwara Kings reached Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow. Fans arrived at the airport. The cricketers shook hands and accepted the welcome of the fans. From here the players were brought to Hotel Hyatt.
Players of both the teams will practice at the Ekana Stadium this evening. The matches will be played in Ekana on September 18, 19 and 21. All these matches will be played in T20 format.
On Sunday, there will be a match between Manipal Tigers and Bhilwara Kings from 7:30 pm. The captain of Bhilwara team is Irfan Pathan, while the captain of Manipal Tigers is Harbhajan Singh. There are many great players in both the teams. According to the information, many veteran players including Mohammad Kaif, Tino Best, Sudip Tyagi, Sreesanth, Nick Compton, Sumit Patel, Mac Prior, Muttiah Muralitharan, have arrived.
This photo is from outside Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. Security personnel have been deployed at the airport.
15 matches in legend league
There is a match between Manipal Tigers and Gujarat Giants on 19th September and India Capitals and Bhilwara Kings on 21st September. 15 matches will be played in this series. This match will be played in Kolkata, New Delhi, Cuttack, Lucknow and Jodhpur. Players from 10 countries are participating in this league. These include England, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Australia, Ireland and Afghanistan players. At the same time, 4 teams are participating in the league. This includes Manipal Tigers, Gujarat Joints, Bhilwara Kings, India Capital.
This photo is of Ekana Stadium. Where the Legends League match will be played on 18, 19 and 21 September.
Harbhajan Singh (Captain), Brett Lee, Andrew Flintoff, VRV Singh, Parvinder Awana, Ritinder Singh Sodhi, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Lance Klusener, Ryan Side Bottom, Mohammad Kaif, Phil Mustard, Corey Anderson, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy and Muttiah Muralitharan.
Irfan Pathan (Captain), Yusuf Pathan, Sudeep Tyagi, Tino Best, Owais Shah, Tim Bresnan, Shane Watson, S. Sreesanth, Nick Compton, Matt Prior, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, William Porterfield, Naman Ojha and Monty Panesar.
Hosted T20 matches in 2018 and 2022
In the year 2018, a T20 International match was played between India and West Indies in Ekana. After this, on 15 March 2020, the hosting of the ODI match between India and South Africa was handed over to the Ekana Stadium. However, this series was canceled due to Corona. A T20 match against Sri Lanka was also hosted here in February 2022. However, even in this match, spectators were not allowed inside the ground.
BCCI is currently looking at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium as a big cricket center. In such a situation, the thinking of BCCI is to develop Lucknow as a major cricket center.
This picture is of Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. On 24 February, the T20 match was played between India and Sri Lanka at the stadium. Earlier, the players of the Indian team did net practice.
40 thousand spectators can sit together
Ekana Cricket Stadium was inaugurated in 2017. The first international match between India and West Indies was hosted here on 6 November 2018. Then T20 match was played here. With this, the Ekana Stadium became the 52nd stadium in India to host an international cricket match.
40 thousand spectators can watch the match simultaneously in the stadium. There are 9 pitches in this stadium. Spread over an area of 70 acres, this stadium has a parking facility of one thousand cars and five thousand two-wheelers. 4 VIP lounges have been built in this stadium, built at a cost of about Rs 530 crore.