HPCA to unveil newly built picturesque Gumma cricket stadium on June1, 2017


The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) announced that it has completed the construction of Gumma cricket stadium in Shimla district to unveil on Jun 1 2017, this was stated by cricket body in Shimla today. The former president of BCCI and HPCA President Anurag Thakur would inaugurated the facility in presence of President and members of the Shimla District Cricket Association and other prominent leaders and people of the area.


The ground at Gumma has been built at an altitude of 5500 ft above sea level around the areas famous for apple and vegetable cultivation. HPCA has been consistently working for creating world class infrastructure in our small hill state and this is a small step in that direction. We have already built good stadiums and infrastructure in other districts of the state and would work steadily on our commitment towards one world class stadium in each district.


This facility dedicated to the upper Shimla area which has lot of hidden talent and potential. With this facility coming up in the hinterland of Shimla district we are hoping that good talent will be scouted from the area and they will get an arena to showcase their talent in a world class infrastructure and would surely pave the way for them to get into the National team and don the official jersey.


The HPCA facility at Gumma would have a pavilion, dressing rooms , practice area , 4 turf wickets, and an outfield where class 1 bermuda grass has been specially planted to give the players an international playing experience. We are committed to provide world class infrastructure to the cricketers of Himachal and we take this opportunity to request the government and sports authorities to grant us a suitable piece of land around Shimla so that we can create another international stadium as beautiful and picturesque as Dharamshala. We have a strong belief and dream to put the erstwhile summer capital of India on the world map of sports and cricket. Looking forward for all your support and cooperation in taking cricket to the grass-root and masses.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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