The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took note of the criticism of the facilities at various stadiums around the nation at its Special General Meeting (SGM), which was held on Saturday (May 27) in Ahmedabad. The BCCI has resolved to form a committee to explore grant options for different venues.
The BCCI members specifically talked about how some grounds have been criticized for their facilities, mostly on social media, and how they could be upgraded for visitors.
The first item on the meeting’s five-point agenda was the creation of an infrastructure development and subsidies committee. The SGM gave the officeholders permission to establish the committee. Before the World Cup in October-November, the grounds’ upgrading is anticipated to be finished.
The SGM once more gave the office-bearers permission to take a call in a situation similar to the one involving the creation of a working group for the World Cup. After the IPL final on Sunday, the committee’s creation is anticipated to be disclosed in a few days.
The World Cup venues would be made public, according to BCCI, during the World Test Championship final in London. Additionally, the timetable will be made public at a media gathering, according to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. From June 7 to June 12, The Oval will host the WTC final.
The BCCI stated that as part of ongoing World Cup planning, each office-holder will be assigned custody of a location and held accountable for it. According to Shah, “We are considering all the metros as tournament locations.”
Future of the Asia Cup to be discussed at the ACC meeting
Shah stated that the location(s) of the highly contested Asia Cup will be determined following a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The host Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suggested a hybrid format for the continental tournament with Pakistan and the UAE as the locations, but the members have not yet accepted it. After we meet with the ACC members, the fate of the Asia Cup 2023 will be decided, Shah said. The tentative date for the Asia Cup is September.
Shah did not provide dates for the series against Afghanistan but did state that it would take place prior to the World Cup. Originally, it was planned to take place in late June or early July, sandwiching the three ODIs between the WTC final and the West Indies series (in July-August). However, as Cricbuzz has revealed, those dates are not likely to be taken into consideration. Before the World Cup, we will continue the series, Shah stated, leaving the situation in limbo.