The series ends with the third and final ODI on October 29 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur    Wikimedia Commons
The series ends with the third and final ODI on October 29 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur Wikimedia Commons

Indore: Kanpur will host the third ODI between India and New Zealand in October since the stadium in Lucknow is not up to the mark for an international match. The match, to be held on October 29, was allotted to Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and efforts were made to have the match at Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, which recently hosted Duleep Trophy matches. A lot of infrastructure related work such as the elevators and outside fence, is yet to complete. “It s not up to the mark. The ICC has not given clearance for hosting the match, so Kanpur will host the match,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told reporters. The series will begin in Mumbai on October 22. The second match will be played in Pune on October 25. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2017-18, 3rd ODI at Kanpur

The tour is scheduled to start on October 17, with a warm-up 50-over match against Board President s XI at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, followed by another match on October 19 at the same venue. The team then plays its first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 22, followed by the second ODI on October 25 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune, while the series ends with the third and final ODI on October 29 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. The teams then switch gears to the shortest format of the game and play their first T20I on November 1 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi, followed by the second T20I on November 4 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, while the tour ends with the third and final T20I on November 7 at the newly built Greenfield International Stadium in Trivandrum.