Dharamsala to host 2 IPL matches

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Dharamsala: In a major development that could catapult the Dharamsala Cricket Stadium to international fame earlier than expected, IPL (Indian Premier League) commissioner Lalit Modi on Saturday announced that the hill town would host two IPL matches during the second edition of the tournament in April 2009.

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association is said to have promised IPL officials to provide floodlights for the tournament within a month. Surprisingly, Dharamsala did not figure in the list of 15 cities that were announced as possible IPL venues. Though the stadium has been appreciated by experts, poor connectivity and lodging infrastructure have discouraged BCCI from allotting international matches to Dharamsala.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Great Moment for this tinny hilly state……….the Credit must be given to HPCA..

    "This will be an election issue as well"

  2. Hosting IPL matches is a great achievement for Himachal and a step towards further development . It will bring Himachal to international arena.I am more than delighted and want to congrats all the people who love Himachal Pradesh.

  3. 'Development Logics' have certainly seen an overhaul in state. From bijli, pani and sarak to IPL matches, election issues have changed with times. 🙂

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