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Lucknow is back as a test center set up to host New Zealand | Cricket News

New Delhi: Lucknow will host a test match for the first time in nearly 28 years when the New Zealand team arrives in India after the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in November. This will be the first test match for the new Atal Bihari Vajpayee stadium after the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) opened for first class cricket in 2016.
The match against Sri Lanka at the KDS Bab Stadium in January 1994 is the only test hosted by Lucknow. TOI learned that BCCI has confirmed the venue for two test matches with New Zealand. Another test match will take place at China’s Wammy Stadium in Bangalore.
The board feels that Lucknow will be a major cricket center, sources said. Two new IPL teams are expected to appear next year, and Lucknow is considered to be one of the host cities outside of Ahmedabad.
“The stadium has excellent facilities and a capacity of nearly 70,000. This is a good deal for any IPL franchise. Like Ahmedabad, Lucknow will go to Marquee’s international match before the IPL team is finalized. Lucknow was also finalized as the venue for the T20 World Cup in India, “BCCI executives told the TOI.
Prior to the test series, there is a three-game T20I series that is likely to start in the final week of November.
It takes about 10 days from the home series with New Zealand and the first test in Johannesburg in the third week of December. The board keeps in mind the need to move from bubble to bubble.
Sri Lanka will participate in two tests, three T20Is from February to March
The Sri Lankan team will come to India for two test series and three T20Is from February to March after returning from a full tour of South Africa in late January.
The two tests will be part of the World Test Championship.
Mumbai is currently marked to host one of the test matches. The board will soon finalize the schedule for the entire domestic season.



Lucknow is back as a test center set up to host New Zealand | Cricket News

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