Dharamshala's premier cricket venue is one of the most beautiful grounds in India. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association [HPCA] Stadium in Dharamsala, with a capacity of 23,000, is indeed very picturesque. Surrounded by snow-capped hills of the Dauladhar hill range, the ground is situated at an altitude of 1317 metres above sea level. There is an openness around the ground due to small-sized stands, which allow for winds to sweep across, giving fast bowlers assistance in the air.
The venue is the first in India to use winter rye grass scattered around the outfield, which prevents the grass from dying when temperatures fall below 10 degrees. The only international to date is the tour game between the Indian Board President's XI and Pakistan in 2005. But with the expansion of the IPL in 2010, Dharamsala has the potential to become one of the most popular venues.
|Owner||:||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association|
|Operator||:||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association|
|Tenants||:||Himachal Pradesh cricket team, Kings XI Punjab|
|HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala|
|KXIP vs DD||HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala||15 May 2011||16:00|
|KXIP v RCB||HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala||17 May 2011||20:00|
|KXIP v DC||HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala||21 May 2011||16:00|