International Cricket Council inspects venues in Bengaluru, and Chennai for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

An inspection team from the International Cricket Council (ICC) is evaluating the preparation of sites that will host the quadrennial extravaganza in October-November this year ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup.

The ICC team, which is now in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, has visited three South Indian venues: Bengaluru, Chennai, and Thiruvananthapuram, where practise matches will be place, and Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

On July 28, the reconnaissance unit visited the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and indicated satisfaction with the existing facilities.

“They arrived on Friday and were pleased with our preparations. “We’ve been hosting Duleep Trophy matches here, and we’re ready for World Cup games,” a KSCA official stated.

Bengaluru will host five matches, including India’s match against the Netherlands and Pakistan’s games against Australia and New Zealand.

India will kick off their World Cup campaign against five-time winner Australia on October 8 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Chepauk will also host two additional high-profile matches, with Pakistan taking on South Africa and Afghanistan, respectively. On July 26, the ICC crew evaluated the stadium’s amenities.

“They were here, and it was a routine pre-tournament visit to check on venue preparation.” “They have given us the all-clear, and we will be in touch with the ICC in the coming days,” a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association official said.

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The Greenfield Stadium will not hold any main draw matches, although it will host a few warm-up games ahead of the World Cup.

“We recently hosted an ODI and a T20I match.” So, the experience will be beneficial, and we are also working on recommendations.

The Greenfield Stadium previously hosted India’s one-day international against Sri Lanka earlier this year, as well as a Twenty20 International against South Africa in September of last year.

The ICC crew will visit all of the other locations that will hold matches, including practice matches, in the coming days.

The main emphasis of the ICC team will be to assist the host venues with issues such as stadium security and broadcast crew requirements, among other things.

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