Lord’s cricket ground is set to get a £50m redevelopment later this year after owners Marylebone Cricket Club were granted planning permission, as reported on BBC Sport.

The redevelopment will take place on the Compton and Edrich stands at the Nursery End of the ground, with new three-tier stands set to be built.

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The new stands will be able to seat 11,500 spectators in total and the work is set to begin on 24th August.

Lord’s will host the men’s World Cup final this year as well as an England Test match against Ireland in what is looking like a very busy summer for the stadium.

The plans to redevelop the stands will need approval by members of the MCC before work begins.

MCC chief executive Guy Lavender said:

We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord’s.

The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord’s remains the finest ground in the world to watch and play cricket.

The work is due to be completed by the summer of 2021.