Lucknow's Ekana Stadium to host 2nd ODI of 3-match series against South Africa

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium to host 2nd ODI of 3-match series against South Africa

This will be the last T20 series ahead of the ICC men's T20 world cup that will be played from October 16 in Australia

Touted to be one of the largest cricket stadiums in India, Lucknow's Ekana is all set to host the second ODI of the 3-match ODI series against South Africa. This will be the third international match that will be played in Lucknow's Ekana Stadium.

Starting from September 28, the South Africa tour of India will kick off with a T-20 match in Greenfield Stadium, Kerala. Other matches will be played in Indore, Ranchi and other areas.

A big boost to cricket in Lucknow

As per the schedule announced by BCCI, the tour will consist of 3 T-20 matches and 3 ODIs at different locations in India. Lucknow's Ekana Stadium is equipped with modern amenities including, floodlights, and rain protectors and is capable of accommodating over 50,000 spectators.

Reportedly, BCCI is currently looking at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium as a big cricket centre. Along those lines, the state authorities are planning to establish the Ekana Sports City, which will house practice pitches, a gym, heath centres, training academies and hostels.

The tickets for the 2nd ODI between South Africa and India are likely to be available online as well as offline.

South Africa tour of India 2022 schedule

India vs South Africa T20 series

  • 1st T20: Trivandrum (28 September)

  • 2nd T20: Guwahati (1 October)

  • 3rd T20: Indore (3 October)

India vs South Africa ODI series

  • 1st ODI: Ranchi (6 October)

  • 2nd ODI: Lucknow (9 October)

  • 3rd ODI: Delhi (11 October)

This will be the last T-20 series ahead of the ICC men's T-20 world cup that will be played from October 16 in Australia. According to BCCI, ahead of the India-South Africa series, India will host a 3-match T-20 series against Australia. Matches of the Australia tour of India will be played in Mohali, Nagpur and Hyderabad.

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