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As the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is under two months away from kick-starting in India, the various cricket stadiums have started their preparation to host matches in the prestigious tournament. M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, which has seen its fair share of epic ODI World Cup moments, has also gone under renovation to give the best possible facilities to the world’s best cricketers during October and November of this year.

There will be five matches played during the quadrennial spectacle at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, including the marquee India fixture against the Netherlands to close out the round-robin stages on November 12, Diwali day. The other four matches at the venue will be Australia vs Pakistan (October 20), England vs Sri Lanka (October 26), New Zealand vs Pakistan (November 4), and New Zealand vs Sri Lanka (November 9).

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The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of the sport, which will organise the ODI World Cup, sent their inspection team sometime ago, to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, to evaluate venue preparations. While they were happy with the readiness of the facility, the suggestions about a few changes were also mentioned to the ground officials.

Raghuram Bhatt, the President of KSCA, addressed the situation regarding the ODI World Cup and M Chinnaswamy Stadium, on August 10, Thursday. The 65-year-old did so , after taking part in a function in which he unveiled the Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20. 

He was quoted as saying, as per the Times of India, “After the ICC team's inspection a few days back, we have started the required renovation works such as refurbishing the stands, placing some new seats and renewing the toilets in the stadium.”

“Our aim is to arrange the best possible facilities in the stadium, and as it is we have top-class facilities here at the venue,” remarked Raghuram Bhatt.