A Bollywood film will be shown at Lord's Cricket Ground it has been announced.

The first year of Sight Screen Cinema is set to see 8,000 people watching the hit ‘83’, over one weekend in July.

Forty years after the historic match was played at Lord’s the film follows the inspiring story behind the India's victory in the 1983 World Cup, led by Kapil Dev. Much of the filming took place on location at Lord's in the summer of 2019.

The film features an all-star cast, including Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev and Deepika Padukone as his wife, Romi.

Cinema goers will be able to watch from special areas on the outfield on the Main Ground, where much of the action took place. 

The film will be shown on the two LED screens attached to the recently redeveloped Compton and Edrich stands at the Nursery End of the Ground, with picnic blanket or bean bag seating on the turf. 

Andy Muggleton, Marylebone Cricket Club's Commercial Director, said: “There is a real wish within MCC to welcome more people to Lord’s and open up the Ground to those who might not ordinarily come here.

"We’re very excited to launch this new venture that brings together film and sport fans for a truly immersive and unforgettable experience in our historic Ground.”

Kabir Khan, Director of 83 added: “Watching the final of the 1983 cricket World Cup as a young schoolboy, I could never have imagined that more than three and a half decades later I would be recreating that iconic match in the hallowed grounds of Lord’s. 

"It was one of the most exciting moments in my filming career and now, in the year of the 40th anniversary of India’s historic win we are getting to screen our film, 83 on the Lord’s turf. I cannot wait to experience the excitement of our film at the Mecca of Cricket.”

Tickets are due to go on sale here