Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Dharamshala – T20 World Cup 2016: 2016 T20 World Cup will commence next year but the excitements in the hearts of the cricket lovers can be seen very clearly. The fans have already started predicting the results and are looking forward to book their seats to catch some live experiences. As we talk about the live experience, the picture of the various cricket grounds appears in our minds. The tournament will be hosted by India and so everybody wants to know about the Indian stadiums where the clashes between the teams would happen. One such stadium is Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Dharamshala or HPCA Stadium.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Dharamshala (Details)
The stadium is located in the city of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, which is also known as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. It is home to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Team for Ranji Trophy matches and also many limited overs matches. The fans would surely love the location as the stadium is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft. 2 in) above sea level and is surrounded by beautiful mountains encrusted with the snow in the background. There are many obstacles which a fan must face before reaching this splendid stadium which holds the seating capacity of 23,000- hilly terrains. It’s also the same reason why HPCA Stadium is the witness to only a few international matches. During his tenure, Dav Whatmore, the former director of Indian National Cricket Academy, stated that HPCA Stadium is suitable for hosting international matches.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Dharamshala for T20 World Cup 2016
The first international match was played between India A and Pakistan Cricket Team in 2005. The first ODI match to be witnessed on this soil was India v England in January 2013. England won the match by 7 wickets. The second ODI match was played on 17th October last year between India and West Indies, in which the result went in India’s favor as they won the match by 59 runs. It has also hosted one T20 match between India and South Africa (SA won by 7 wickets), and has also been home to IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab for some time. Its seems all set for forthcoming T20 World Cup 2016 event.
This tournament would surely give both the beauty and the performance together, in some competitive matches. Only some more days to go as the countdown has started!