To prepare for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the authorities will upgrade all the venues in India. The tournament, scheduled for October-November, will take place in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Dharamsala, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Kolkata. Warm-up games will take place in Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram.
Significant funding of INR 50 crore has been allocated to each stadium, totaling over INR 500 crore by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to enhance their infrastructure. The renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, hosting league stage matches and a semi-final, will receive improvements such as new LED lighting, upgraded corporate boxes, and renovated toilets.
Other notable upgrades include relaying the outfield at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, where India will face England. The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will have upgraded dressing rooms. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala will establish an outfield with imported grass. While the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will install a new makeshift roof. Also, the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi will see the development of an improved ticketing system and upgraded toilets.
These upgrades aim to enhance the infrastructure, facilities, and overall spectator experience at the World Cup venues. Ensuring a successful and memorable tournament for players and fans alike.
HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala undergoes a major renovation
As per a statement from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala has already undergone significant renovations in preparation for the ICC World Cup. The stadium is going to host five matches. Including India’s game against New Zealand also. Furthermore , trenovations included the installation of a new drainage system. With 6,000 meters of specialized pipes to efficiently remove excess rainwater.
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