Abacus lights cricket world cup final 4000 miles away
The world’s eyes will be on Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai this Saturday.
Mumbai: April 2011
The world’s eyes will be on Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai this Saturday for the final of The Cricket World Cup between India and Sri Lanka. The showpiece one-day cricket event is the first all-Asian final in the World Cup’s 36 year history.
4000 miles away in Nottinghamshire, Abacus Lighting will be watching with pride, knowing that their floodlights have helped Wankhede Stadium win this important event. As part of the stadium’s reconstruction project in preparation for the World Cup, the ICC requested improved lighting levels required for HDTV broadcast coverage of international cricket.
Abacus secured the contract and installed Challenger® 3 floodlights in partnership with Bajaj Electrical in India. The lights were fitted to headframes on four 60 metre towers and in addition to the stadium roof canopy.
John Anthony from Abacus said, “The lighting levels at Wankhede Stadium have significantly improved as a result of Abacus’ floodlight installation. They now meet and exceed the levels required for an international cricket event, receiving praise for their excellent uniformity and unmatched light control which we hope will be demonstrated this Saturday in Mumbai.”
“There is no doubt that floodlighting improves cricket for players and supporters alike. It improves continuity of play and means that one-day matches can be played into the evening to make the sport more accessible to a wide audience, in this instance, a worldwide audience.”
Abacus already has an impressive track record in the provision of lighting solutions to the sport of cricket both in the UK and abroad. Previous installations include Stanford Park, Antigua; Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, the Oval, Lords and Trent Bridge in the UK.