Lucknow stadium renamed in honour of Atal Bihari Vajpayee ahead of India vs West Indies T20I

first_imgThe Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow was renamed as the “Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium” on Monday ahead of hosting its first-ever international match.The India-West Indies T20I that will be hosted at the venue will be the first game the stadium will host under the new name as well as overall.It was renamed as a token of acknowledgement towards the late Vajpayee, who represented Lucknow in the parliament.The game has already generated a lot of interest among the locals and it is expected to be a full house on Tuesday.UP Governor Ram Naik approved the government proposal to this effort after orders were issued for the change of name by Principal Secretary (Housing) Nitin Ramesh Gokaran late on Monday.Ekana International Cricket Stadium at Lucknow #INDvWI (@UPCACricket) November 5, 2018India vs West Indies Live Streaming, 2nd T20 Match: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast on TV and OnlineOfficials of the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) informed that the clause 17.5.1 of the agreement between Ekana Sports City Private Ltd, GC Constructions and Development Industries Pvt Ltd and the LDA says that the stadium will be named after the project is completed.The state government used the powers vested in it as per this clause, on the eve of the high-decibel match, and changed its name in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in August this year.Meanwhile, both cricket teams arrived in the city on Monday to a rousing welcome. The cricket mania has completely overtaken the Diwali festivities in the city and everyone seems to be scurrying for passes as the online tickets have been sold out.advertisementFrom ministers to bureaucrat sons, police officials, everyone worth their name on Monday evening was hunting for possibilities to see the match at the stadium which was built under the watch of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during his tenure.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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