Dharamshala: Virat Kohli and Rishav pant has been rested from the Indian squad in T 20 matches against Sri lanka. Whereas Ravinder Jadeja and Jaspreet Bumra returned to the squad, as per the names of Indian team announced by BCCI on Saturday.
Two out of these three matches shall be played at Dharamsala on 26th and 27th February.
T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (c) Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Bumrah (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Md. Siraj, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Y Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan.
There is some good news for Indian cricket fans. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has opened the doors up to the 50% of the capacity of HPCA Cricket stadium in Dharamsala to general paid ticket holders during the upcoming India vs Sri Lanka seriesT20 international series. Dharamshala will host the second and third T20s.
Earlier due to Covid pandemic it was decided to hold the matches without an audience.
President of HPCA Arun Kumar Dhumal, when contacted, said, “Since the number of corona infection cases in Himachal and the country have come down significantly, we have requested the state government and the BCCI to allow us to hold matches with 50 per cent audience capacity. it would provide a boost to the tourism industry in Dharamsala and the entire Kangra region”, he said.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association has started online ticket sales for the India vs Sri Lanka T20 match to be held on 26 and 27 February at Dharamsala Stadium from 19 th February . The lowest price ticket is Rs 750, while the highest ticket is Rs 7500. Corporate box ticket prices are the highest. Tickets can be bought online on Paytm from today evening.
HPCA has also released the guide map for spectators , how to reach the stand after purchasing the ticket.
Dharamsala international cricket stadium has a seating capacity of about 23,000 spectators. Most of the international cricket matches held at Dharamsala had the stadium packed to capacity.
Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience.
He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI.
In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.