Cricket enthusiasts have a reason to cheer as an exciting opportunity for offline ticket booking is now available for the highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023.
For those who couldn’t secure tickets for the upcoming World Cup in India, there’s now a chance to purchase them offline. This convenient option is exclusively available at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Fans can visit the stadium’s ticket counters, which will open ten days prior to the scheduled matches.
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In preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has undertaken significant enhancements to ensure a world-class experience for fans. During a press conference, Avneesh Parmar, Secretary of HPCA, announced these renovations and improvements to Dharamshala Stadium. They include the installation of a state-of-the-art drainage system, allowing matches to proceed even after 15-20 mm of rainfall. Additionally, new LED lights have been installed, enhancing the stadium’s facilities.
While the stadium’s capacity remains the same, its stands have undergone renovations to provide an upgraded experience for spectators.
The ticket counters for local fans will open ten days before the commencement of the ODI World Cup matches in Dharamshala. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala is set to host five matches of the 2023 ODI World Cup, including an eagerly anticipated clash between India and New Zealand.
The schedule of matches to be played at Dharamshala Stadium is as follows:
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- 7 October: Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan
- 10 October: England vs. Bangladesh
- 17 October: South Africa vs. Netherlands
- 22 October: India vs. New Zealand
- 28 October: Australia vs. New Zealand
Dharamshala Stadium, inaugurated in 2003 under the presidency of Anurag Thakur, who currently serves as the Union Sports Minister, welcomed Pakistan as the first international team to play there. In March 2005, under the captaincy of Inzamam ul Haq, the Pakistan team played a three-day match against the Board President’s XI, marking the stadium’s inaugural international match.