The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) teams are set to carry out an inspection of the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the third week of July to assess the situation in advance of the 50-over World Cup, 2023. The location, which will host five games in the premier event, will get a makeover before the competition starts.
DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda after the organization’s Special General Meeting (SGM) stated,
“ICC and BCCI will do an inspection of the venue in the third week of July and will then accordingly share their feedback. Depending on that feedback, we will undertake remedial measures, if any, before the World Cup”
The venue had significant electrical renovations during the off-season, and all significant electrical equipment now has “state-of-the-art” paneling.
“All the floodlights and other major electrical equipment in the venue, which is required on match days, has been well paneled now. We wanted to upgrade that set-up and it is now state of the art”
The historic stadium will undergo a great deal of civil construction, major repairs, and upgrades to the seats in the stands. The World Cup organizers will complete lavatory renovations before the commencement of the tournament, and they will continue to prioritize their importance for the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Manchanda further added,
“A lot of civil work will be done before the World Cup. No major changes to the venue but just a lot of repair and upgrade work on the seats in the stands and then the washrooms. Washrooms will remain our key focus and we want to have the facilities in order for the important event”
The senior management discussed a digital scoreboard, but it is unlikely that they will construct it before the World Cup. Therefore, the DDCA will continue using the manual scoreboard, which is now located next to the Gautam Gambhir stand.
Rajan Manchanda exclaimed,
“We will continue with this traditional scoreboard only for now. When it’s operational, it looks very good. Gives that old-world charm, a slightly traditional feel to the match. It looks really good”
Delhi will host five 2023 World Cup Games, including the India vs. Afghanistan encounter scheduled for October 11.