HPCA attempts to revolutionize cricket in Dharamshala; here’s what they have in mind

HPCA attempts to revolutionize cricket in Dharamshala; here’s what they have in mind

Punjab Kings (PBKS) are all set to play their final two home games of the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

In the heart of the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, fondly referred to as the Land of the Gods, boasts the Chail Cricket Ground, recognized as the world’s highest cricket venue, positioned at a staggering elevation of 8,018 feet above sea level. Established in 1893 by Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, this ground stands as a testament to the region’s rich sporting heritage.

Recently, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) embarked on a progressive initiative to enhance its practice infrastructure by introducing state-of-the-art SISGrass Hybrid Pitch Technology. This innovative approach promises to revolutionize the game by delivering a more robust, consistent, and high-performing playing surface for cricketers.

Punjab Kings to play in HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala in IPL 2024

The HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, amidst the breathtaking Dhauladhar Range, has become the pioneer venue in India to adopt this groundbreaking technology. Following challenges encountered with the outfield during the 2023 ICC World Cup, the stadium underwent upgrades to incorporate the latest grass innovation.

The refurbished outfield is set to debut during the IPL 2024 season, where the Punjab Kings are slated to host two home matches at this iconic venue. Additionally, plans are underway to implement similar enhancements in stadiums located in Ahmedabad and Mumbai, marking a significant stride towards modernizing cricket infrastructure across the country.

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