India’s 52nd international cricket venue
The new Vajpayee stadium in Lucknow is a splendid piece of construction. One hopes that it will also be maintained well.
India has unveiled its 52nd international cricket venue in Lucknow. The spanking new Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium is magnificent like all the recent stadia that have come up in India. The capacity of 50,000 makes it a large stadium and the day when India played the ICC World Twenty20 champi ons West Indies, it was packed to the rafters. The raucous crowd went home happy too after seeing India win the match and with it the T20 series. Rohit Sharma’s superb batting was worth going miles to see and after that India’s victory was never seriously in doubt.
Getting to the ground was a bit of a
Capacity crowd: Seating for 50,000 makes the new stadium a large one and the day when India played the ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies, it was packed to the rafters.