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CM Yogi Adityanath Inaugurates Cricket Stadium, Changes Name To Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

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| November 6 , 2018 , 17:16 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday has inaugurated the former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee named International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow-Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.

Earlier the stadium was Called the ''Ekana International Cricket Stadium''.

Speaking on the name change of the stadium, Adityanath said, “I thought of the person who gave a new identity to UP and Lucknow. We are close to the Shaheed Path, which was built because of Atal Ji. Imagine the state of the daily commute in Lucknow had the Shaheed Path not been constructed.”

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“It was his (Vajpayee) foresightedness and yearning to work for the welfare of the people that ramped up infrastructure development projects. It was because of him that this secluded area has become a hustling-bustling hub of the city and contributing towards the progress of the city and the state. That is why we named the stadium Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium,” he added.

While delivering a speech on the occasion, Adityanath also congratulated the promoters of the stadium, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and the people of the state on the inauguration of the Stadium.

The stadium is India’s largest in terms of the seating capacity of 75,000 seats. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens can accommodate over 66,000 spectators.