Lucknow is all set to host a Take a look at match after a interval of 28 years. India will play one of many two Take a look at matches in opposition to the touring New Zealand aspect on the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow.
The one Take a look at hosted by Lucknow occurred on the KDS Babu Stadium in 1994 in opposition to Sri Lanka. The brand new stadium in Lucknow, named after India’s former Prime Minister, was opened for first-class cricket in 2016.
A senior BCCI official informed the Occasions of India that the board is planning to supply worldwide publicity to Lucknow earlier than new franchises are finalized for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“The stadium has good amenities and a capability of almost 70, 000. That’s deal for any IPL franchise. Like Ahmedabad, it’s essential to offer Lucknow publicity to marquee worldwide matches earlier than the IPL groups are finalized. Lucknow was additionally shortlisted as a venue for the T20 World Cup had it occurred in India,” the BCCI official informed TOI.
Lucknow is a possible candidate for one of many two new franchises set to be launched for the 2022 season of the IPL.
New Zealand have not performed a Take a look at in India after 2016
New Zealand are scheduled to journey to India in November, after the T20 World Cup. The World Take a look at Championship winners will play three T20Is along with Take a look at matches.
The collection will begin with a white-ball leg, adopted by two Take a look at matches. The final time India and New Zealand locked horns within the longest format of the sport was within the ultimate of the World Take a look at Championship the place the latter emerged victorious.
New Zealand haven’t performed Exams in India since 2016. The final time they traveled to India was in 2017 for a white-ball tour.