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Lucknow, prepare your cheering gear! UPCA allows 10% fans for India vs SA women’s series at Ekana

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Attention, cricket fans in Lucknow! You now have the chance to catch the series opener of the India vs South Africa Women’s league live from the stands of Ekana Cricket Stadium. Earlier the local authorities had barred the entry of spectators at Ekana, for the first 2 matches, in view of the COVID pandemic. However, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) issued a statement on Friday, permitting about 10% spectators into the stadium to witness the limited-overs first match on Sunday.


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The spokesperson of the UPCA notified in the statement released on Friday that keeping the COVID situation and permission of the local authorities in mind, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow will welcome around 10% of fans for the India vs South Africa Series scheduled here. Lucknowites now have a chance to catch the full series live, which includes a total of 8 matches, including 5 ODIs and 3 T-20 matches!

Tickets for the series opener on Sunday have been priced at ₹200 and ₹400 and are available online on Paytm. The seats are very limited so hurry up and book your tickets now and get a chance to see the cricket bonanza spring to life today!

Lucknow’s Ekana has hit yet another boundary post-COVID lockdown


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The Ekana Cricket Stadium is fairly new in the landscape of Indian cricket but it has filled in the city with another cheer post the COVID lockdown, by opening its doors for cricket fans amid the pandemic. A boon for the cricket lovers in the city, it is Lucknow’s full-toss in terms of placing the city on the International sports radar by hosting big leagues here.

Since its inception in 2017, the cricket pitch here has flagged off all matches of all formats including ODIs, Test matches and T-20 matches. It houses a total seating capacity of 50,000 guests and with floodlights along with many such facilities on par with many famous cricket stadiums in the country.

Though this series will have only 5000 people visit the stadium for the league that begins today, it’s also ensuring echo with resounding cheers for the Women in Blue, while honouring the COVID-19 preventive protocols.

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