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 showcase one-day cricket event is the first all-Asian final in the World Cup’s 36 year history.
Wankhede Stadium Pic: John Ashwin
And some 4,000 miles away in Nottinghamshire, Abacus Lighting will be watching with pride, knowing that its 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.
‘The lighting levels at Wankhede have significantly improved as a result of the installation,’ says Abacus’s John Anthony. ‘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.”
Abacus already has supplied lighting kit to Stanford Park, Antigua; Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, the Oval, Lords and Trent Bridge in the UK.
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