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Kanpur stadium to host India-New Zealand Test

Lucknow: After hosting two IPL matches recently, the Green Park stadium in Kanpur will now host a Test match between India and New Zealand, an official said on Tuesday.

The match would be the first Test match between the two sides in the forthcoming series and would be played in Kanpur from September 22-26.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner and secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) Rajeev Shukla who recently visited the Green Park stadium to review the preparations for the match, also informed that a T20 format match between England and India will also be played in Kanpur in February 2017.

However, the dates are yet to be decided.

With T20s, one-day and IPL matches becoming more popular formats with cricket fans, the UPCA is making special arrangements to attract spectators.

Officials informed IANS that 10 per cent tickets were being reserved for school children and free entry for the differently abled.

A modern pavilion is under construction at the stadium and is likely to be completed soon.

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