Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
HPCA, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium.jpg
Ground information
Location Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Establishment 2003
Capacity 23,000[1]
Owner Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association
Operator Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association
Tenants Indian cricket team
Himachal Pradesh cricket team
Kings XI Punjab
End names
River End
College End
International information
First ODI January 27, 2013: India v England
Last ODI October 17, 2014: India v West Indies
As of October 18, 2014
Source: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, cricinfo

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium or HPCA Stadium is a cricket stadium located in the city of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town is best known internationally as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

History[edit]

The stadium is home to Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other limited overs matches. The stadium also hosted IPL matches as a home stadium for Kings XI Punjab.[2][3]

The venue is unique in India in that it is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan mountains in the background. Getting to 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, the former Director of the Indian National Cricket Academy recommended during his tenure that the stadium is suitable for hosting international cricket matches.[2] The first international team that played here was the Pakistan cricket team, which played a match against an India A in 2005.[3]

The first ODI was played between India and England in January 2013, which England won by 7 wickets. The second ODI was played between India and West Indies on 17th October 2014 in which India beat the West Indies by 59 runs.

List of International Matches[edit]

ODI[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
 India  England  England 7 Wickets 2013 [4]
 India  West Indies  India 59 Runs 2014 [5]

Indian Premier League Matches[edit]

IPL 2010[edit]

IPL 2010 had only two matches scheduled and played on this venue. The 51st [6] match of the season was the inaugural T20 match played followed by the 54th [7] match.

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings By 6 Wickets 2010
Kings XI Punjab Deccan Chargers Deccan Chargers By 5 Wickets 2010

IPL 2011[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab By 29 Runs 2011
Kings XI Punjab Deccan Chargers Deccan Chargers By 82 Runs 2011

IPL 2012[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings Kings XI Punjab By 6 Wickets 2012
Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils Delhi Daredevils By 6 Wickets 2012

IPL 2013[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
Kings XI Punjab |Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab By 7 Runs 2013
Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab By 50 Runs 2013

References[edit]

Coordinates: 32°11′52″N 76°19′34″E / 32.197672°N 76.325997°E / 32.197672; 76.325997