The World Cup 2023 preparations are well underway. With fewer than 100 days till the tournament, the Indian Cricket Board has fastened the renovation works of all 12 stadiums. According to an Indian Express report, each ODI World Cup 2023 location would receive Rs 50 crore to upgrade their individual infrastructures. The Indian Cricket Board has allocated more than 500 crore INR for the 10 World Cup venues.
The ground at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, which will host the India-Pakistan match, is already being renovated. Eden Gardens in Kolkata will get a new dressing room, while Dharamshala will get a new outfield with imported grasses. Most importantly, the majority of stadiums will have an improved ticketing system. The Cricket Governing Body is all set to distribute World Cup 2023 tickets next week. Following a significant controversy over Indian Premier League (IPL) ticketing, the entire procedure is anticipated to be conducted online.
We relaid the whole surface of the stadium: Arun Dhumal
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) member Arun Dhumal told The Indian Express, “We relaid the whole surface of the stadium and we did a makeover of VVIP and hospitality boxes too. We hired the best expert for the relaying process. We wanted to ensure we have good drainage facilities and got grass from abroad. We changed a few seats and painted the stands. There was a leakage problem, we fixed that too. We wanted to ensure that after rain, the game should start as soon as possible.”
Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium received new floodlights and corporate boxes, Lucknow a new field with imported grass, Kolkata updated dressing rooms, Dharamsala a new outfield with imported grass, Pune a brand-new temporary roof, and Delhi upgraded bathrooms and a ticketing system. These are some of the proposed renovations for the venues where the ODI World Cup 2023 matches will be held in October and November. Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is one of the most hated places by fans, it will undergo needed repairs. Most notably, it will receive improved restrooms. The outfield has previously undergone renovations.