Fears have been raised over whether a £325,000 refurbishment will be completed in time for next summer.
Planning approval has now been given by Hyndburn Council to improve the facilities at Highams Playing Fields.
The area has received a £150,000 grant from Sport England and the council has invested a further 200,000 from its capital funds to level off the field and improve drainage.
The fields at Thorneyholme Road, Accrington, are used by Accrington Cricket Club, Accrington Wildcats rugby league team and Huncoat United among others.
However, Coun Munsif Dad said he had been contacted by users of the playing fields who were concerned about the work being done in time for the new cricket season.
He told a planning meeting last week: “I welcome this because the people who play cricket on there will really appreciate it. There are not enough spaces in the borough for people who love playing cricket.
“We have had quite a number of events there over the years with the kids and the pitches are well used.
“People who use it in the summer are concerned about it being finished in time.
“Hopefully it will be completed well before then. If they don’t have the pitches available they can’t hold their cricket tournaments and will have to find somewhere else.”
Simon Prideaux, chief planning officer at the council, told the meeting work had already begun and should be completed by next summer.
He said: “It’s about enhancing the existing pitches so they can be put to better use. We have consulted neighbouring properties and no objections or comments have been received. Health is a big issue in the borough and this should help increase accessibility to sports facilities in the area.”
Coun Dave Parkins said it was ‘much-needed investment’ which was ‘long overdue’.