Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Dharamshala stadium,himachal pradesh.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 27 January 2013: India v England
Last ODI 17 October 2014: India v West Indies
First T20I 2 October 2015: India v South Africa
Last T20I 27 March 2016: India v Australia
As of 27 March 2016
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. Dharamshala is going to be the first smart city of Himachal Pradesh as the hill town has found place in the first list of 98 cities across India picked for the ambitious project.

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 17 October 2014 in which India beat the West Indies by 59 runs.

Panorama of Dharamshala Stadium

In November 2015, the stadium was selected one of the six new Test venue along with Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Holkar Stadium and Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in India.[4]

ACC Centre of Excellence[edit]

In December 2015, Asian Cricket Council decided to set up Centre of Excellence at Dharmashala.[5][6]

2016 ICC World Twenty20[edit]

On 21 July 2015, the BCCI announced the names of the cities which will be hosting the matches of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Dharamshala was announced as one of the eight venues of the event.[7] On 11 December 2015, ICC announced the fixtures of the event where HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala will host all Group A matches, and single Super 10 group match.[8]

Originally the marquee India vs Pakistan match, was scheduled to host this venue.[9] With the announcement that HCPA could not provide the required security for the Pakistani team,[10] the match was moved to Eden Gardens, Kolkata.[11]

List of International Matches[edit]

Test[edit]

The stadium has hosted following Test matches till date.

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
 India  Australia 2017

ODI[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date
 India  England  England 7 Wickets 2013 [12]
 India  West Indies  India 59 Runs 2014 [12]
 India  New Zealand 2016

T20I[edit]

The stadium has hosted following T20I matches till date. It has hosted first round Group A matches and Australia v New Zealand match of second round of 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date/Year
 India  South Africa  South Africa 7 wickets 2 October 2015
 Bangladesh  Netherlands  Bangladesh 8 runs 9 March 2016
 Ireland  Oman  Oman 2 wickets 9 March 2016
 Netherlands  Oman No result 11 March 2016
 Bangladesh  Ireland No result 11 March 2016
 Netherlands  Ireland  Netherlands 12 runs 13 March 2016
 Bangladesh  Oman  Bangladesh 54 runs 13 March 2016
 Australia  New Zealand  New Zealand 8 runs 18 March 2016

Indian Premier League Matches[edit]

IPL 2010[edit]

IPL 2010 had only two matches scheduled and played on this venue. The 51st [13] match of the season was the inaugural T20 match played followed by the 54th [14] 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 29 Runs 2011
Kings XI Punjab Deccan Chargers Deccan Chargers 82 Runs 2011

IPL 2012[edit]

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

IPL 2013[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/asia/india/himachal-pradesh/himachal-pradesh-cricket-association-stadium/
  2. ^ a b "Indian Premier League | IPLT20 Ahmedabad". Iplt20.com. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Dharamshala to be ready for IPL by April". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Arun Venugopal. "BCCI revamps selection committee, announces new Test centres | Cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  5. ^ "ACC sets up Centre of Excellence in Dharamsala | Cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Asian Cricket Council Center Of Excellence". Asiancricket.org. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Eden Gardens to host 2016 World T20 final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fixtures for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016". Icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  9. ^ "Dharamsala to host World T20 India-Pakistan match | Cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  10. ^ Gollapudi, Nagraj (1 March 2016). "Political tussle clouds India-Pakistan World T20 match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "India-Pakistan game moved to Kolkata". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Cricket Records | Records | HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala | One-Day Internationals | Match results | ESPN Cricinfo". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  13. ^ "51st match: Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers at Dharamsala, Apr 16, 2010 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  14. ^ "54th match: Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Dharamsala, Apr 18, 2010 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 

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