Posted by The Times Of India on Friday, March 14, 2020 06:33:50With Melbourne performing so well overseas, the city’s organisers have been looking to upgrade the venue.
But a new venue has become one of the major concerns for fans in Melbourne.
A group of local artists have staged a protest outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which will host the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Melbourne Renegades on Thursday.
The group of artists are upset that the venue will be built next to a busy road and they are calling on the authorities to upgrade it to an open air venue.
They say it will only aggravate the already strained relationship between the fans and the authorities.
The protest was organised by a group called Kukri, who are also known for their protests against the controversial “slam dunk” stadiums in India.
The Kukris group said that while the new stadium will be more open, the existing venue will not.
“This is why we are staging a protest against the proposed redevelopment at the Melbourne cricket ground,” they said.
The group is also demanding the government give priority to its plans for the stadium, which are being developed by a private developer.
“The cricket grounds are not open to the public.
Why should we allow the same to be taken away?” they said in a statement.
The Cricket Association of India (CAA) said that the Cricket Board of India will review the proposal for a new cricket stadium.
“We have already conducted a meeting with the cricket board, which is now in the process of finalising the plan for the redevelopment of the cricket grounds,” the association said in an official statement.
“The proposal will be discussed by the cricket boards in the next few days and then it will be presented to the government.
As far as the proposed stadium, the association is waiting for its finalisation.”
The proposed redevelopment will bring about a major overhaul of the Melbourne ground, which was built by the Melbourne City Council in 2007 and has a capacity of about 30,000.
The venue has been home to several international and domestic cricket teams, including Australia, India and Pakistan.