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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Harrowing Moment As Hoardings Fall From Ekana Stadium Roof During Australia Vs Sri Lanka Match In Lucknow

The marquee India versus England match is scheduled to be played at the Ekana Stadium on October 29.

AUS Vs SL Match 14, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Lucknow
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Strong winds caused several hoardings to fall from the roof of the Ekana Stadium onto the seats below during the World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Lucknow on Monday. (Scorecard | Preview | Full Coverage)

After rain stopped play for a bit, there was a dust storm and heavy winds led to several iron angles with branding material from the roof falling on people sitting at the lower levels.

The situation could have been disastrous but luckily the stands were relatively empty. It did, however, cause panic among those who were watching the game as the public announcement asked spectators to move to the safety of the higher seats.

By the time the second innings began, the security had moved all spectators to the higher level.

The stadium hosted its maiden World Cup game -- Australia versus South Africa -- last week.

The marquee India versus England match is scheduled to be played at the Ekana Stadium on October 29.

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