Shimla: Aspiring to hold the first international cricket match at the newly constructed cricket stadium in Dharamshala, the HP Cricket Association (HPCA) has approached the state government for being given land to build more stadiums and encourage summer cricket in the country.
Anurag Thakur, president HPCA said that the some infrastructural issues needed to be sorted out before the first international cricket match would be hosted at the Dharamshala stadium.
He said that the sporting body was keen to build a world class stadium in the state capital but the government has not been able to give any land on lease for the purpose. â€œOur first choice remains the Annadale grounds to showcase a world class stadium, said Thakur.
Other than cricket facilities for basket ball, volley ball and table tennis would be created at places where Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) set up sporting facilities, he said.
Announcing the start of a state level sub-divisional cricket tournament, Thakur said that bringing out talent from hidden rural areas was the objective of holding such a