HPCA

  • Dharamsala stadium: Cricket tourists' vantage point 6 days ago

    Dharamsala: The quaint town of Dharamsala was best known for being the home of Dalai Lama until top-flight cricket arrived here with the construction of a world class stadium. Now four years after hosting its maiden IPL game, the scenic HPCA Stadium has safely put hill station on the global map...
  • HPCA still awaits security clearance for Dharamsala ODI October 2, 2014

    Dharamsala: With just 15 days to go for the third ODI between India and West Indies to be hosted here, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) still awaits the security clearance by the state government to stage the match on October 17. The public relation officer of HPCA, Sanjay Sharma said,...
  • Dharamsala: CongressBJP tussle over HPCA casts shadow on IndiaWest Indies match September 14, 2014

    Dharamsala: The tussle between ruling Congress and opposition BJP over the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) issue has cast a shadow on the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies scheduled to be held on October 17. BJP MP and HPCA president Anurag Thakur on Sunday claimed that they had...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra attacks BJP leader Dhumal, son over HPCA case September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday demanded that BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur abstain from holding any public office till they are cleared of charges in the case of land allotment to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. A...
  • BJP creating 'Modi wave' through media hype: Rajiv Shukla April 13, 2014

    Shimla: Congress leader and Union Minister Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said there is no "Modi wave" in the country and the BJP was trying to create a media hype about it. "There is no BJP in half of the Country and the media campaign to create the wave has failed to...
  • HPCA-Himachal tussle robs Dharmasala of IPL matches April 4, 2014

    Dharamsala: The tussle between the Congress-led state government and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, has robbed this hill station of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. The picturesque HPCA Stadium, overseeing the snowcapped Dhauladhar ranges, had hosted nine IPL matches in the last four seasons...
  • Rishi Dhawan fivefor helps Himachal dismiss Hyderabad for 237 November 21, 2013

    Dharmasala: Seam bowler Rishi Dhawan returned with a five wicket haul to lead a disciplined bowling attack as Himachal Pradesh dismissed Hyderabad for 237 in their first innings on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match on Thursday. Skipper Dhawan led from the front with figures of 287755,...
  • HPCA to build museum in honour of Sachin Tendulkar November 11, 2013

    Dharamsala: Not to be left behind in honouring retiring icon Sachin Tendulkar, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Monday announced that it will pay tribute to the legendary batsman by dedicating a museum to him in the HPCA premises. "It gives us immense pleasure to announce that HPCA would be celebrating retirement...
  • HPCA terms midnight takeover of stadium in Dharamsala as 'draconian' October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) on Monday termed the midnight takeover of the Dharamsala cricket stadium as "draconian" and "politically motivated" and a deliberate attempt to malign its reputation. The Congress government took over the Dharamsala cricket stadium and all other HPCA properties in a midnight drama, hours...
  • BCCI to open regional cricket academy at Dharamsala October 20, 2013

    Dharamsala: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to open five regional cricket academies in India, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association president Anurag Thakur said Sunday. He said that HPCA has urged BCCI to set up academy for North Zone in Dharamsala. Thakur, who is also the BCCI...
  • Himachal Pradesh writes to BCCI over HPCA row September 25, 2013

    Shimla: Ahead of a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) meeting, the Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday clarified that the state cricket body, registered as a cooperative society, is subject to proceedings for alleged irregularities. State registrar of cooperative societies R.D. Nazeem, in a missive to the BCCI, said the...
  • HPCA has done nothing wrong: Anurag Thakur September 23, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur on Monday asserted that the association has done nothing wrong, but the state government was bent on tarnishing its image by making motivated and baseless statements. Justifying the decision to hold the HPCA's meeting, Thakur who is also an MP said, Himachal...
  • Yuvraj Singh keen to open cricketing facility in Himachal Pradesh September 3, 2013

    Dharamsala: Indian allrounder Yuvraj Singh was on Tuesday impressed by the passion and talent of local cricketers here and expressed his interest in opening up cricketing facility at various locations of the state. "I am very excited to see the kind of interest the kids in the state have for the...
  • Continuous rain in Dharamsala no threat to IPL matches May 12, 2013

    Dharamsala: An unprecedented rain that lashed the hill town and its surroundings might have left the organisers of the IPL worried with matches scheduled on May 16 and 18 but the groundincharge expressed confidence of getting the field ready even an hour after the rain stoppage. However, the ground in charge...
  • Buzz over Sachin Tendulkar's first match in Dharamsala May 7, 2013

    Dharamsala: God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar's imminent knock in the land of gods has sent the excitement quotient soaring across the boundary. His fans are desperately awaiting his first ever match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's (HPCA) sole venue, located at an altitude of 4,000 feet above sea level...
  • HPCA confident of hosting final ODI January 23, 2013

    Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association on Wednesday sought to dispel doubts expressed at some quarters over the holding of the fifth and final onedayer between India and England here on January 27, with its secretary saying that stadium was all set to host the match. The cold weather prevailing in the...
  • Dharamsala gets ready for IPL matches May 12, 2012

    Dharamsala: Even as Dharamsala is getting ready for the Indian Premier League matches on May 17 and 19 when Kings XI Punjab will take on Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils, respectively, but the entire focus is to host its first international ODI match early next year. ...
  • Dharamsala all set to host IndEng ODI April 13, 2012

    Dharamsala: With the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's (HPCA) stadium all set to host its first international match, HPCA President Anurag Thakur said that ICC representative and former Australian batsman David Boon gave his goahead to the venue after inspecting it last year. Dharamsala, which has been hosting the IPL matches for...
  • Dharamsala to host Deodhar Trophy final March 9, 2012

    Dharamsala: The city is all set to host one of the semifinals and the final of the interzonal ODI cricket championship for the Deodhar Trophy, which commences in Mohali from March 16. The second semifinal between North Zone and the winners of the match between South Zone and Central zone, will...