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Gavaskar, Manjerekar escape serious accident at Ekana Stadium

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Former and Tuesday escaped unhurt after one of the glass doors of the commentary box at the newly-built lay shattered just as the duo was entering the enclosure.

The Ekana Stadium, which was renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium by earlier in the day, made its debut as international venue on Tuesday.

Both the former cricketers were lucky to return unscratched.

"One of the glass doors just crumbled like a pack of cards but luckily no one sustained any All are safe," Manjrekar later said.

It could have been even worse as mismanagement and chaos ruled the roost during international cricket's return to the 'City of Nawabs' after a hiatus of 24 years.

The is a private property situated inside the Ekana Sportz City, being developed in the outskirts of the state capital

Inexperience on the part of the organisers was at the forefront, the worst sufferer being the mediapersons, who were there to cover the match.

The is a swanky one but and power connection, coupled with frequent power cuts caused a lot of inconvenience.

The Uttar Pradesh Association (UPCA) officials looked helpless as the stadium is a private property.

The 50,000 capacity stadium, however, was packed to capacity.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 19:50 IST