In Hyderabad Gymkhana cricket ground set for a revamp.

In Hyderabad Gymkhana cricket ground set for a revamp.

K Durga Prasad, former CRPF Director General, who is assisting the Supreme Court-appointed one-man committee of Justice L Nageswar Rao to run the Hyderabad Cricket Association affairs, said, “We have started the work on the outfield today.

In 2 months, we will have a new ground. We are also planning to have pop-up sprinklers soon. Gymkhana will have a new look soon.”

Durga Prasad further revealed that eight freshly-laid eight wickets were dedicated for women cricketers.

There are eight wickets that have been laid recently for women cricketers.

We are also planning to have seven to eight new wickets at the entrance which will be dedicated to cricketers from economically poor sections. We are still mulling options,” he added.

The work to lay the main wicket began a few days ago and will be over in the next 20 days while the fresh outfield is being laid.

The last time the ground, which hosted matches since the 1920s, underwent a revamp was way back in 1995 under the supervision of YL Chandrasekhar Rao. Interestingly, 28 years later, he is once again at the helm of things.

Gymkhana cricket ground is set for a revamp as the works are in full swing at the iconic ground that hosted big-ticket matches in the past.