Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) is a cricket stadium in Dharamshala City. Dharamshala City is the beautiful city of Himachal Pradesh state of India. This city is going to be the first smart city of Himachal Pradesh state due to hill town has found near the city and the first list of 98 cities across India picked for the smart city project . The city town also known as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet .
T2o World Cup 2016 Matches
|Group||Team 1||Team 2||Date|
|1||Bangladesh||Netherlands||9th March 2016|
|1||Ireland||Oman||9th March 2016|
|1||Oman||Netherlands||11th March 2016|
|1||Bangladesh||Ireland||11th March 2016|
|1||Ireland||Netherlands||13th March 2016|
|1||Bangladesh||Oman||13th March 2016|
|1||Australia||New Zealand||18th March 2016|
|1||India||Pakistan||18th March 2016|
This stadium is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level. Snow-capped Himalayan mountains is background to this Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. This stadium witnessed plenty of IPL Matches, HPCA Stadium was the home ground for bollywood actress Preity Zinta’s Co – Owned Kings XI Punjab which is One of the eight IPL teams. The stadium is also home ground of Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other(Vijay Hajare Trophy) limited overs matches. Gaggal is the nearest airport from Dharamshala which is just 8 kilometer long from famous city through the hilly area . Due to contineous rains and snows with hard winter it is difficult to arrange contineous matches here . The former Director of the Indian National Cricket Academy’s Dav Whatmore recommended that the HPCA stadium is suitable for hosting international cricket matches. The first international team that played here was the Pakistan . Pakistan played their match against an India A in 2005 .
Matches And Achievement
The first One day international was played here in January 2013, That match was played between India and England in which England won that match by 7 wickets .
On 17th October 2014, Second match played between India and West Indies in which India beat the West Indies by 59 runs .
India have played only one international T20 cricket against South Africa in 2015 in which South Africa beat India by 7 wickets .
In November 2015, the stadium was selected by BCCI as one of the six new Test venue . The new venue contains the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune , JSCA International Stadium Complex , Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Holkar Stadium and Dr . Y . S . Rajasekhara Reddy ACA – VDCA Cricket Stadium in India .
BCCI announced the names of the cities which will be hosting the matches of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 on 21 July 2015 . Dharamshala was announced as one of the eight venues of the event. ICC also announced the fixtures of the event where HPCA Stadium , Dharamshala will host the all Group A matches . This stadium will also host the high voltage match between India and Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2016 .
Established : 2003
Capacity : 23 , 000 Approximately .
Floodlights : Yes
End names : River End , College End
Home team : Himachal Pradesh Cricket Team , Indian Cricket Team , Kings XI Punjab ( IPL Team )
Address : Dharamshala , Himachal Pradesh .
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