BCCI to spend a whopping 500 crores to revamp 2023 ODI World Cup venues

While the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is getting an upgraded ticketing system and modern toilets, the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will see two red soil pitches with new LED lights.


BCCI to spend a whopping 500 crores to revamp 2023 ODI World Cup venues

BCCI to spend whopping 500 crores on revamping stadiums (Image via GCA)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which is set to host the 2023 ODI World Cup, will be spending a whopping 500 crores on revamping the venues for the quadrennial showpiece event. As BCCI gets ready to host the tournament across ten venues in the country in October-November this year, the board wants to keep things free-flowing.

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Ten different stadiums in ten different host cities- Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Dharamshala, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, and Lucknow will be going through renovation and will be ready before the showpiece event kicks off in October. All the ten stadiums will undergo some or the other changes. 

While the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is getting an upgraded ticketing system and modern toilets, the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will see two red soil pitches with new LED lights. The iconic Wankhede Stadium will also get new LED lights, as per a report in The Indian Express. 

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Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium gets totally new pitches for ODI World Cup

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Ekana Stadium (Image via Wikipidea)

The Ekana Stadium in Lucknow which will host India’s one of the most important league games, against defending champions England is getting a completely new look with multiple new wickets dug up and a new outfield being laid out. The HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala has also undergone major changes and is ready to host five league games including India’s game against New Zealand. 

“A new drainage system that has 6,000 meters of specialty pipes has been installed, an air-evacuation system that can get rid of excess rainwater in quick time, ryegrass reportedly best suitable for the cold weather, and river sand and gravel tested at a lab in Scotland has been used on the outfield,” claimed the report. 

Speaking of the expenses, the Indian cricket board will be bearing all the cost of renovation. As per the report, BCCI will be sanctioning INR 50 crore for each venue. 

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