Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar on Tuesday escaped unhurt after one of the glass doors of the commentary box at the newly-built stadium lay shattered just as the duo was entering the enclosure
The Ekana Stadium, which was renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath earlier in the day, made its debut as international cricket venue as India and the West Indies faced off in the 2nd T20I on Tuesday.
The stadium is a private property situated inside the Ekana Sportz City, being developed on the outskirts of the 'City of Nawabs’.
This was the glass door that shattered to pieces in the commentary box yesterday. Thankfully like typical top order batsmen Mr Gavaskar and I had our eyes glued on it all the time. 😉 pic.twitter.com/29X4k9X4vt— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 7, 2018
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar on Tuesday escaped unhurt after one of the glass doors of the commentary box at the newly-built stadium lay shattered just as the duo was entering the enclosure.
After a hiatus of 24 years, as international cricket returned to the state capital, mismanagement, chaos and inexperience on the part of the organisers were at the forefront, the worst sufferers being the media persons, who were there to cover the match as the media box is a swanky one but erratic internet coupled with frequent power cuts caused a lot of inconvenience.
The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) officials looked helpless as the stadium is a private property. The 50,000 capacity stadium, however, was packed to capacity.
India won the match by 71 runs to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Captain Rohit Sharma hit a record fourth T20I ton.
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