India vs New Zealand: Kanpur to host third ODI after Lucknow stadium found 'not up to mark'

A lot of infrastructure related work such as the elevators and outside fence at Ekana International Cricket Stadium is yet to complete.

PTI, Sep, 24 2017

Indore: Kanpur will host the third ODI between India and New Zealand next month since the stadium in Lucknow is not up to the mark for an international match.

Representative image. Getty Images

Representative image. Getty Images

The match, to be held on 29 October, was allotted to Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and efforts were made to have the match at Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, which recently hosted Duleep Trophy matches.

A lot of infrastructure related work such as the elevators and outside fence, is yet to complete.

"Its not up to the mark. The ICC has not given clearance for hosting the match, so Kanpur will host the match," BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told reporters.

The series will begin in Mumbai on 22 October. The second match will be played in Pune on 25 October.

Published Date: Sep 24, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 24, 2017




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