Yogi Adityanath renames Ekana International Cricket Stadium after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

On November 6, Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has renamed the newly-constructed Ekana International Cricket Stadium after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The stadium will now be known as ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’ . It has a seating capacity of around 50,000 and will host its first international match on November 6, when the 2nd Twenty-20 match between India and the West Indies will be played in the stadium in Lucknow . Hence, Lucknow will host the first international match after 24 years. The stadium was named after Vajpayee, as the former prime minister was a Member of Parliament from Lucknow for five consecutive times between 1991 and 2009 .

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