Lucknow confirmed for second India vs West Indies T20I on November 6
The 50,000-seater Ekana Stadium has hosted five domestic cricket matches.(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Lucknow’s Ekana International Cricket Stadium has been confirmed for its first international match in the form of a T20I between India and West Indies  on November 6.

The BCCI confirmed Lucknow as the venue for the second of three T20Is, having six days ago stated that the location would be either Kanpur or Lucknow – both in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh – when it announced the dates and figures for West Indies’ full tour.

The 50,000-seater Ekana Stadium has hosted five domestic cricket matches since it was inaugurated in 2016 – three Ranji Trophy fixtures and two Duleep Trophy games, including the final of the 2017-18 season.

The first Test between India and West Indies is from October 4 at Rajkot, followed by the second Test in Hyderabad from October 16. The five ODIs will be played in Guwahati (October 21), Indore (October 24), Pune (October 27), Mumbai (October 29) and Thiruvananthapuram (November 1).

The T20Is will be held in Kolkata (November 4), Lucknow (November 6) and Chennai (November 11).