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Day before India-West Indies T20, Ekana stadium renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Written by Abhishek Patil

Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow was Monday renamed after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, just a day before it is scheduled to hold its first international T20 match between India and West Indies.

The dream project of Samajwadi Party (SP) national president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has now been rechristened as ‘Bharat Ratan Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Antar-rashtriya Cricket Stadium’.

The government notice said, “As per the Article 17.5.1 of the concession agreement between Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), Ekana Sportz City Pvt Ltd and GC Constructions and Development Industries Pvt Ltd, after giving it proper thoughts the Governor has happily accepted the proposal to change name of the international cricket stadium, situated in the Sector 7 of Gomti Nagar Extension, to Bharat Ratan Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Antar-rashtriya Cricket Stadium.”

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