CHENNAI: The M.A Chidambaram Stadium at Chepauk is ready to have a swanky new pavilion when Chennai Tremendous Kings kick begin their Indian Premier League title defence in April 2022. The renovated stadium is predicted to host the opener of the fifteenth version on April 2.
The Madras Cricket Membership has obtained permission from the Larger Chennai Company for demolition of its clubhouse and the work will begin by early subsequent week. The MCC on Wednesday despatched out a round to its members saying it’s getting ready at hand over the clubhouse for demolition and among the amenities is not going to be operational from Thursday.
Previous concrete roof with gigantic pillars will make means for a model new stand as the long-lasting MCC might be rebuilt. Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation may also renovate the Anna Pavilion block with a state-of-the-art dressing room and company containers.
TNCA which has already moved its workplace is ready for permission from the native physique authority to start the development work. “We have already applied for the approval and are awaiting the nod. We are hoping to get the stadium, at least, partially ready before the new IPL season starts. The construction was originally expected to start in January this year, but everything got delayed because of the pandemic,” mentioned R.S. Ramaswamy, secretary of TNCA.
M.S. Dhoni’s current announcement that he is not going to retire earlier than taking part in a farewell recreation in Chennai has created pleasure and it could be a deal with to have a full home capability for the memorable day.
The renovation work has been lengthy pending due to the sooner standoff between TNCA and the authorities. Three stands (I, J and Ok) had been sealed by Chennai Company and the stadium misplaced out on internet hosting many worldwide fixtures similar to males’s World T20 in 2016 due to the problem.
The last decade-long tussle got here to an finish in March 2020 solely after MCC demolished a gymnasium to create extra setback area. The officers lastly gave permissions to open the three stands and the Chepauk stadium grew to become the primary venue within the nation to host back-to-back Take a look at matches when England toured in February.