ICC World Cup 2023: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has started remodeling in readiness for the ICC World Cup 2023, which will be held in October and November. During the World Cup, there will be five games played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After the ICC team inspected the stadium a few days ago, we started the necessary renovations, like fixing up the stands, putting in some new seats, and fixing up the bathrooms.
Raghuram Bhatt, the head of the KSCA, said on Thursday, after a ceremony to unveil the KSCA Maharaja Trophy T20 trophy, “Our goal is to set up the best facilities possible in the stadium. As it stands, we have world-class facilities here at the venue.”
During the World Cup, matches between Australia and Pakistan will be held in Bengaluru on October 20, England and Sri Lanka on October 26, New Zealand and Pakistan on November 4, New Zealand and Sri Lanka on November 9, and India and the Netherlands on November 12.
The ICC sent a team to Bengaluru recently to check on the preparations. Members of the ICC were happy that the venue was ready for the match, but they offered a few small changes to the current facilities. Aside from the World Cup, the next few months will be busy for the KSCA because many foreign and national teams will come to the city to train during the off-season.
The WPL team UP Warriorz just finished a week of training in the city. In the coming weeks, state teams from Gujarat, Baroda, and Chhattisgarh will come to play practice games. If everything goes as planned, the Karnataka association would also have to think about a request from some English county teams to train in Bengaluru sooner rather than later.
Bhatt said that the KSCA wants to set up more places to play cricket in the state to meet the high demand. We have a lot going on with tournaments, and we’re adding more places to play cricket in the state.
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We know where arenas can be built in Kolar, Hasan, Mangalore, and Karvar. “We will move it to the next stage of development very soon,” said Bhatt. Also, KSCA vice-president Sampath Kumar said that the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will keep an eye on the KSCA T20, which will be played from August 13 to 29.
“We asked the BCCI if the ACU could be involved in the event. So, there will be one person in charge of ACU, and six other people will keep an eye on all of the six teams. Sampath said, “We don’t want the game, the tournament, or the association to get a bad name.”