The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has a unique stadium in Dharamshala – it is located more than 4,700 sq.ft. above sea level! The HPCA Dharamsala stadium, Himachal Pradesh is the most picturesque cricket stadium in India. With pretty snow-tipped mountain peaks of the Dhalaudhar ranges in the background and overlooking the Kangra Valley, the HPCA Dharamsala stadium, Himachal Pradesh is definitely one cricket venue that should be visited with camera in tow. h
The HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh mainly hosts Ranji Trophy matches of the state and the only international match was a tour game between the Pakistan national team and the Indian Board President's XI about five years ago. The obscurity of the HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh is now going to change. This is the IPL 3 season, and two matches have been allotted to the venue. Since the HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh is the home stadium of the Kings XI Punjab team, it will host two of their matches. The stadium can seat 21,000 spectators. There are 4 floodlights overlooking the venue, with the two ends of the pitch known as 'Rivers End' and 'College End'.
IPL 2010 Matches at HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh
1. Kings XI Punjab v/s Deccan Chargers
Date: 16th April, 2010
Time: 8p.m. (local time)
2. Kings XI Punjab v/s Chennai Super Kings
Date: 18th April, 2010
Time: 4p.m. (local time)
Address of HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala - 176125
(in front of Dharamshala Degree College)
How to reach HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh
To reach the HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh from Delhi, Shimla and Manali, just board one of the many Volvo buses that have been specially provided by the thoughtful officials. There will also be shuttle buses from various towns in Himachal Pradesh, including Kangra, Yol, Maclodganj, Dhad, Dari, Dehra, Nagrota, Palampur, Shahpur and Dehra.
Although Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh is the wettest region in the State, the Met. Dept. is confident that the rain Gods are going to be kind and keep the taps firmly closed.
As to who will win: With such a picturesque setting, the winning team of the IPL 2010 matches at the HPCA Dharamshala stadium, Himachal Pradesh will be the one that is least distracted by the views!
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