The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced plans to upgrade five stadiums across the country ahead of the 2023 One Day International (ODI) World Cup. The upgrades are expected to include the installation of new technology and amenities, as well as improvements to existing infrastructure.
The five stadiums that are set to receive upgrades are the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, and the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The upgrades are expected to cost a total of Rs 800 crore and will be completed in time for the World Cup. The BCCI is also reportedly in talks with the Indian government to secure funding for the upgrades.
The upgrades are aimed at improving the overall experience for fans and players, as well as enhancing the stadiums’ capacities to host international events. The improvements will include the installation of new sound systems, LED lighting, and high-definition video screens.
The stadiums will also undergo extensive renovations to their seating arrangements, with more comfortable seating and better views for fans. In addition, there will be upgrades to the stadium’s hospitality areas, with more premium seating options and VIP lounges.
The BCCI has stated that the upgrades will also include improvements to the stadiums’ playing surfaces, with the use of the latest technology to ensure that the pitches are of the highest quality. This is expected to benefit both domestic and international players who will be using the stadiums.
The ODI World Cup is a major event for the cricketing world, and the upgrades to these five stadiums will ensure that India can host the event to the highest standards. The BCCI’s commitment to the upgrades underscores its dedication to making cricket more accessible and enjoyable for fans across the country.