IndVsNew Zealand: This is why 3rd ODI is being played in Kanpur

New Delhi, Oct 28: Team India's practice session is at full swing ahead of third and final ODI against New Zealand on Sunday at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Kanpur is hosting the third ODI between India and New Zealand since the stadium in Lucknow was “not up to the mark” for an international match.

The match, to be held on October 29, was allotted to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and efforts were made to have the match at Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, which had hosted Duleep Trophy matches.

A lot of infrastructure-related work, such as the elevators and outside fence, is yet to be completed.

“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 here.

The series has already begun in Mumbai on October 22. The second match will be played in Pune on October 25.

News24Bureau with Agencies