BCCI creates subcommittees to oversee World Cup venues

The inspection of venues and the distribution of infrastructure subsidies are two of the major World Cup components for which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has established subcommittees. The state associations have been informed of the decision made by the officeholders.

The five office-holders — vice-president Rajeev Shukla, president Roger Binny, secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Ashish Sehlar, and joint secretary Devajit Saikia — have been tasked with managing the 12 sites, including those hosting the exhibition games. A different committee has also been established to offer suggestions for infrastructure funding.

Along with the five office-holders, the committee for infrastructure subsidies also comprises the IPL chairman Arun Singh Dhumal, the former treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, the former Apex Council member Prabhtej Bhatia, and the secretary of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, A Shankar.

The duty of managing Chennai and Ahmedabad has been handed to Roger Binny. It’s important to note that Ahmedabad will host a number of important games, including the tournament’s first game, the match between India and Pakistan, and the summit match on November 19, 2023.

While BCCI Treasurer Ashish Sehlar will be in charge of Pune, Lucknow, and Guwahati, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will be in charge of the northern locations of Delhi and Dharamsala. Rajeev Shukla, the vice president, will be in charge of the southern cities of Hyderabad and Bengaluru, and Devajit Saikia, the joint secretary, will be in charge of Mumbai, Kolkata, and Trivandrum.

It should be mentioned that the major World Cup matches will be held in 10 cities: Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, and Dharamsala. The locations chosen for the warm-up games are Guwahati and Trivandrum.

Shah stated, “The committees were created by the office-bearers as per the deliberations held during the Special General Meeting on May 27 in Ahmedabad, in the communique to the state associations. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and Infrastructure & Subsidy (sic) would each have their own subcommittee, it was decided by the office holders.

“We expect these subcommittees to work hard to accomplish our mutual aims and objectives. The BCCI secretary elaborated in his email to the state units on Tuesday (July 25): “Together, we can make the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 a resounding success and further enhance the standards of infrastructure and growth in Indian cricket.

The BCCI has chosen to spend Rs. 50 crore at each venue to spruce up the stadiums, particularly the corporate boxes, locker rooms, and outfields.

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