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Lucknow might be welcomed as new IPL Franchise as also been in conversation for hosting international red ball cricket against New Zealand in the venue


Alongside Ahmedabad, Lucknow is the leader to get remembered for the Indian Premier League procession very soon. BCCI themselves is extremely quick to advertise the city of Lucknow as a new IPL objective and additionally as a significant cricket community. For the equivalent, BCCI plans to have New Zealand for a red ball match at this venue.

As indicated by a report by TOI, the match against New Zealand will be facilitated at the new Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium which has an ability to seat almost 70,000 fans. The series is planned just after the T20 World Cup and will be India’s opportunity to vindicate their loss on account of the same rival in the World Test Championship Finals. 

Test following 28 Years in Lucknow: Lucknow will have its first Test match in almost 28 years when the New Zealand group comes to India after the T20 World Cup in UAE in November. 

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The match against Sri Lanka at KDS Babu Stadium in January 1994 remains the main Test that Lucknow has facilitated. 

As per the report, BCCI has finished the scenes for the two Test matches against New Zealand. The other Test match will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

“The stadium has good facilities and a capacity of nearly 70,000. That’s a good deal for any IPL franchise. Like Ahmedabad, it’s important to give Lucknow exposure to marquee international matches before the IPL teams are finalised. Lucknow was also shortlisted as a venue for the T20 World Cup had it happened in India,” quoted by senior officials of BCCI to TOI.

The BCCI plans to take advantage of the thriving Hindi market through the IPL. The transition to offer noticeable quality to focus like Lucknow is to take advantage of the Hindi talking market and further increment the evaluations of the association and cricket in the country. 

Remembering the zonal unevenness and business openings, the BCCI has set up six urban areas — Guwahati, Ranchi, Cuttack (all East), Ahmedabad (West), Lucknow (Central Zone) and Dharamsala (North) — available to be purchased.



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