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Ekana Cricket Stadium

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Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
Inside view of the stadium
Former namesEkana International Cricket Stadium
AddressEkana Sportz City, Gomti Nagar Extension
Coordinates26°48′40″N 81°01′01″E / 26.81111°N 81.01694°E / 26.81111; 81.01694
OwnerEkana Sportz City
OperatorEkana Sportz City
Seating typeStadium
Field size160x156m
Field shapeRound
Opened2017; 7 years ago (2017)
ArchitectSkyline Architectural Consultants[1]
Ekana Sportz city
Ground information
End names
North End

South End
International information
Only Test27–29 November 2019: Afghanistan v West Indies
First ODI6 November 2019: Afghanistan v West Indies
Last ODI29 October 2023: India v England
First T20I6 November 2018: India v West Indies
Last T20I29 January 2023: India v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Uttar Pradesh cricket team (2017-present)
Lucknow Super Giants (2021-present)
UP Warriorz (2023-present)

Ekana Cricket Stadium[2][3] is an international standard cricket stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,[4] named after one of the Lord Vishnu's name Ekana.[5] It is a stadium under public-private partnership, built during Samajwadi Party's Government led by Akhilesh Yadav. With a seating capacity of 50,000, it is the third largest international cricket stadium in India.[6]

International cricket

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On 6 November 2018, the stadium hosted its first international match, a Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and the West Indies,[7] becoming the 52nd stadium in India to host an international cricket match.[8] In that match Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to score four centuries in T20Is.[9] India won that match by 71 runs.[10] The last time Lucknow hosted an international match was in January 1994, when India played a Test match against Sri Lanka at the K. D. Singh Babu Stadium.[11] Before its international debut, it also hosted the final of the 2017–18 Duleep Trophy.[12]


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  1. "Ekana International Cricket Stadium".
  2. http://www.ekana.com/cricket-stadium
  3. https://m.facebook.com/pg/Ekanacricketstadium/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
  4. https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/ekana-stadium-adds-a-new-chapter-to-lucknow/article25429493.ece
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2023-10-30. Retrieved 2023-10-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "With on going inspections, Lucknow's cricket stadium a hot favourite to host IPL 2018 matches!". Knock Sense. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  7. "India, West Indies top orders in focus in Lucknow's international return". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  8. "Ekana stadium adds a new chapter to Lucknow". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  9. "Rohit Sharma Sets Record, Becomes First Batsman To Score Four T20I Centuries". NDTV Sports. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  10. "2nd T20I (N), West Indies tour of India at Lucknow, Nov 6 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  11. "India vs West Indies 2nd T20: Reopening a Nawabi chapter in Lucknow". The Indian Express. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  12. "Raina, Parthiv, Abhinav to captain Duleep Trophy teams". ESPN Cricinfo. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.