Cricket World Cup venues to get an upgrade: Imported grass, new outfields, better floodlights

Mumbai, July 01, 2023.

New floodlights and corporate boxes in Mumbai; a relaid pitch in Lucknow; upgraded dressing rooms in Kolkata; new outfield with imported grass in Dharamsala; a new makeshift roof in Pune; an upgraded ticketing system and improved toilets in Delhi. These are some of the projects to be undertaken at the venues that will host ICC 50-over World Cup

World Cup games will be hosted in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Dharamsala, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Kolkata. Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram stage warm-up games.

Different stadiums have different needs. Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium, set to host four league games and a semi-final, will have its outfield relaid, while upgrading to new LED lighting, as well as renovating the corporate boxes and toilets.

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is installing new LED lights and the square has been dug up to implant two red soil pitches. Lucknow, which is hosting India’s game against England, will be relaying its pitches that received a lot of flak during the IPL. Delhi’s Arun Jailtly’s Stadium is refurbishing its seating and toilets.