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Dharamsala stadium: Stunning, breathtaking and awesome

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium In Dharamsala, Has A Capacity Of 23,000. It Is One Of The Picturesque Stadiums With Himalayas Surrounding It. The Mountains Add To The Serenity Of The Venue, Which Lies At An Altitude Of 1317 Metres Above Sea Level.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 14 Mar 2016, 06:26:09 PM

New Delhi:

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala, has a capacity of 23,000. It is one of the picturesque stadiums with Himalayas surrounding it. The mountains add to the serenity of the venue, which lies at an altitude of 1317 metres above sea level.

It also has openness and small-sized stands, which allow for winds to sweep across, giving fast bowlers assistance.  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 nearest airport is Chandigarh and that too 250 kilometres away by road. The first ODI was plated in 2013 between India and England and first T20 between India and South Africa in 2015. South Africa scored 200 runs on the ground which is the highest one. 

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First Published : 14 Mar 2016, 05:16:00 PM