Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, BCCI decided to grant INR 50 crores for each stadium that was shortlisted to host the grand event in October – November.
The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled to host by India between October 5 to November 19. It will be the first time the competition is held entirely in India; three previous editions were partially hosted there – 1987, 1996, and 2011.
ICC will organize the World Class event once every four years with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament. Earlier, ICC announced the World Cup 2023 rules and format for group and knock-out stage games.
BCCI Decided to Upgrade 2023 World Cup Stadiums
India which has a massive cricket fan base decides to host the 48 matches across 10 different venues in India. To manage the huge crowd, BCCI decides to renovate the 2023 World Cup stadiums as per their needs.
Following are the details of some of the 2023 World Cup Stadiums Upgrades:
- New floodlights & Corporate boxes in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Upgraded Dressing room in Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- New Outfield in HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
- Makeshift roof in Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
- Upgraded ticketing system, seats & toilets in Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- New pitches in BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
- New Led lights & 2 red soil pitches in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2023 World Cup Stadiums List
The 48 matches of the Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played across 10 different stadiums in India. Check out the 2023 World Cup Stadiums List along with the capacity, and number of matches scheduled to play there.
|Narendra Modi Stadium||Ahmedabad||5 (including final)||1,32,000|
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||Bengaluru||5||40,000|
|M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai||5||50,000|
|Arun Jaitley Stadium||Delhi||5||41,842|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||Hyderabad||3||55,000|
|Eden Gardens||Kolkata||5 (including semi-final)||66,000|
|BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium||Lucknow||5||50,000|
|Wankhede Stadium||Mumbai||5 (including semi-final)||32,000|
|Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium||Pune||5||37,406|
“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,” Arun Dhumal, an HPCA member told The IE.
“The process of infrastructure upgradation has already begun including a new outfield, upgrading to new LED lighting, renovation of the corporate boxes, and renovated new toilets,” said Mumbai Cricket Association president Amol Kale.
“We will see if we can have a few stands which can be covered, as three-quarters of the stadium doesn’t have a roof. We want to provide basic facilities like clean toilets, good roads and ample parking space. If any seats are in bad shape we will be replacing them. We will see whether the fencing metal is ok, the ticket readers are working or not. Our drainage system is fine, so are the floodlights,” Maharashtra Cricket Association president Rohit Pawar told about the renovation of the Pune Stadium.
“The floodlights at the stadium are of good quality, so we don’t have to change them. However, the seats are being changed and the toilets renovated. The software at the turnstiles will also be upgraded so the entry process for fans is smooth,” said Delhi and District Cricket Association joint secretary Rajan Manchanda.