World Cup 2023: BCCI To Give 50 Cr To Each Venue For Renovations : The World Cup 2023 preparations are well underway. With fewer than 100 days till the tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accelerated the restoration of all 12 sites.
The World Cup is returning to India after a 12-year absence, as is every Indian fan’s desire for a third World Cup victory. The 13th edition of the ODI World Cup will begin on October 5th in India, with the final on November 19th.
This will be India’s first time hosting the World Cup on its own. Earlier, India held three World Cups: 1987, 1996, and 2011, however all three were co-hosted by other Indian subcontinent countries.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the official World Cup 2023 schedule and locations on June 27th. It was evident from the list that all 48 matches would be conducted in ten different sites. Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, and Pune are among them.
Ahmadabad will host the opening and final matches of this flagship tournament. It will also host the biggest match of the year, India against Pakistan on October 15th. Each semi-final will be held in Mumbai or Kolkata.
BCCI to Renovate All 10 Stadiums Of World Cup 2023
According to the Indian Express, each ODI World Cup 2023 venue would receive Rs 50 crore to to maintain and upgrade their infrastructure and other bad things in the Stadiums. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has set aside about Rs 500 crore for the 10 World Cup sites.
Every stadium has its unique set of requirements, and the necessary steps have been made to meet those requirements. New floodlights, imported grass, a new dressing room, an improved ticketing system, and a bevy of other improvements are on the way. The BCCI has budgeted Rs 500 crore for improvements.
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is already being refurbished. Eden Gardens in Kolkata will get a new locker room, while Dharamshala will have an imported grass outfield.
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which will host four games, including the crucial semi-finals, will have new floodlights, a resurfaced field, and rebuilt restrooms, plus corporate boxes. Meanwhile, the stadium in Pune will get a new roof.
Meanwhile, new floodlights are being installed at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, and two new red dirt grounds are being readied. In terms of the pitch, the surface at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. Which was under scrutiny during the IPL, will also be re-laid.
The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is trying to expand and upgrade its seats. They will also refurbish the washrooms, which garnered criticism during the IPL. The Dharamshala Stadium will host five games. It will see the most rain and has a modern drainage system to avoid water leaks.
Most crucially, the majority of stadiums will have an improved ticketing system. With the ICC poised to distribute World Cup 2023 tickets next week. Following a significant controversy over IPL ticketing, the entire procedure is anticipated to be conducted online.