Cricket in Himachal and Dharmashala cricket stadium are synonymus to each other. In a regular conversation, if someone is talking about cricket in Himachal pradesh, Dharamshala cricket ground HPCA comes in mind as a default stage for the event.
The travel distance between Hotel Dev Cottage and the HPCA Cricket Stadium is only 7.5 kilometers. It takes a maximum of 20 minutes to reach there from Hotel Dev Cottage. Many mode of transport are available to reach there with no waste of time. Online booking facility is also available. Please check the availability of the rooms.
The HPCA Cricket Stadium Dharamshala is home to Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other limited overs matches. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is also a home stadium for Kings XI Punjab.
HPCA Cricket Stadium is situated at an altitude of 1,457m above the sea level. In the background, we have the great snow-capped Himalayan mountain range. To reach Dharamsala from the nearest airport in Gaggal, around 8 kilometres away through hilly terrain, the harsh winters, during which it rains and snows, are deterrents to organizing regular matches.
Dav Whatmore (former Director of the Indian National Cricket Academy) had confirmed the eligibility of HPCA Cricket Stadium to host international cricket matches. This was followed by the first international team Pakistan cricket team to participate in a match against an India A in 2005. Fisrt One Day International was played between India and Englad in January 2013. England won this ODI by 7 wickets. India and West Indies played the second One Day International at HPCA on October 17 2014. India defeated West Indies by 59 runs.
Today HPCA Cricket Stadium Dharamshala is an internationally renowned cricket stadium. It is considered to be one of the most attractive cricket stadiums of India. As a few international and Ranji cricket matches have already been held here, it has been choosen to host 8 of the 35 matches on ICC Twenty20 World Cup. The sixth ICC World Twenty20 tournament, 2016 ICC World Twenty20 is scheduled to be held in India from 8 March to 3 April.
Following is the schedule for 8 of the matches to be held in HPCA Cricket Stadium Dharamshala.