IPL Cricket Matches in Himachal


With terrorism threats emerging in major cities and Parliament elections coming, Indian Premier League has swung into action to bring matches to Himachal.

Before terror attack on Sri Lankan Team in Pakistan, IPL was in slow motion to choose Dharamsala as cricket avenue and was doing recce to host matches, but now as major Indian cities are becoming a trouble due to lack of security and coming Indian Parliament elections, Dharasala has appeared the best choice.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala will host two matches of the Chandigarh team Punjab Kings XI, revealed HPCA spokesman Sanjay Sharma.

The HPCA has promised floodlights will be provided at the venue within the next 30 days.

HPCA president Anurag Thakur himself being Member of Indian Parliament and running for re-election,seems to be occupied with his own campaigning.

Nevertheless this is an amazing opportunity for Himachal.

Dharamsala is now connected by an excellent airport at Gaggal, a 70 seater plane lands daily and airport can accommodate extra flights easily.

Local hotels hosting dignitaries for major Tibetan affairs and Dalai Lama are another advantages.

However worst road conditions of Himachal are a worrisome affair.

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  1. says: ishita

    It would be very good if IPL matches are going to be held in Himachal this will result in increase of tourist which will help tourism industry of Himachal and help hpca to have some profit out of it more over it will be great fun for cricket fans of Himachal

  2. says: IPL

    That does look like a very nice initiative. The back ground looks so coo, one will forget the Table Top Mountains in South Africa, if regular cricket starts to be played here.

  3. says: atul sharma

    thats a gr8 thing by the efforts of mr.Anurag thakur ipl will give a great boom to tourism of himachal pradesh

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