Cricket World Cup 2023: Chennai MA Chidambaram stadium Prepares for Epic World Cup Battle between India and Australia
India is the host nation and they’re going to start the tournament by playing against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
CWC 2023 India and Australia: India, as the host nation, is set to kick off the highly anticipated 2023 ODI World Cup against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This exciting match-up is sure to draw in cricket fans from all over the world.
The really famous stadium didn’t get to have some really big games, like the T20 World Cup in 2016 and the IPL past few years.
Reason behind MA Chidambaram stadium sealed
In 2012, there was a big cricket game between India and Pakistan. The organizers decided to open up some extra stands for people to sit in and watch the game. But, they had to close the stands down pretty quickly because they were too close to another cricket club and there wasn’t enough space between them.
The Madras Cricket Club decided to fix the problem by tearing down their gym to make more room. They worked hard to make things right.
However, these efforts were in vain as the ground’s lease to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and MCC had expired in 2015.
Reason behind stadium De-Seal
Fortunately, the TNCA was able to secure possession of the ground late last year, thanks to a new lease agreement with the state government that spans 21 years.
This exciting development means that the MA Chidambaram stadium is once again open for business and ready to host thrilling cricket matches for fans around the world.
Renovated Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk
“We are going to have a TNCA museum, with old photos and reports. The Chepauk ground has seen some historic cricketing moments, including the first Ranji match, accessories of English cricketers who played before independence, etc. There will also be a CSK museum and a cafeteria on the ground floor where the general public can come during their leisure time on non-match days,” says Srinivasraj.
What’s more, the capacity of the stadium is set to increase with a full house expected to hold close to a 38-38,500 strong crowd.
A packed Chepauk cheering on for India and Australia is worth all the effort after this IPL 2023 season.