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PHOTOS: India, England arrive in Dharamsala

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Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 11:59 [IST]
 
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Dharamsala, Jan 25: Team India and England received a cold reception at Dharamsala on Thursday, as the teams arrived for the fifth and final ODI of the series scheduled to be held on Sunday.

The evening temperature at Dharamsala was -1 celsius while the forecast for the fifth ODI could be a degree warmer at 0.

With the BCCI finalising Dharamsala as one of the venues for the India-England ODI series, did the officials take weather into consideration as it is very cold during these months and playing in such conditions could be very difficult.

Moreover, the venue is all set to host its first ODI on Sunday as it has raised many eyebrows questioning the logic behind selecting the venue.

Though England players are accustomed to cold conditions, the temperature at Dharamsala was very cold as Kevin Pietersen also tweeted on his micro-blogging site expressing how cold the weather was at Dharamsala on Thursday night.

"My toes are going to fall off! Too cold???????? or too hot??????????? Google Dharamshala's temps & you'll see," he tweeted.

According to the meteorological officer, the weather would be sunny on Sunday when the two teams take the field for one last time in the series.

England's Ian Bell arrives in Dharamsala

England's Ian Bell arrives at Gaggal airport in Kangra for the fifth and final ODI to be played at Dharamsala on Sunday.

MS Dhoni arrives in Dharamsala for the fifth ODI

Indian skipper MS Dhoni arrives in Dharamsala on Thursday for the fifth ODI against England to be played on Sunday.

Cold reception for Alastair Cook and team at Dharamsala

England's Alastair Cook arrives at Gaggal airport in Kangra on Thursday to play the last ODI against India at Dharamsala.

Suresh Raina arrives in Dharamsala

India's Suresh Raina arrives in Dharamsala on Thursday to play the last ODI against England.

Yuvraj and Gambhir at Gaggal airport, Kangra

India's Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir arrive in Dharamsala on Thursday.

Rahane, Kohli and MS Dhoni at Gaggal airport, Kangra

India's Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and skipper MS Dhoni arrive at Gaggal airport in Kangra for the fifth ODI against England to be played on Sunday.


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Story first published:  Friday, January 25, 2013, 10:44 [IST]
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