Dharamsala gears up for India-England ODI on Jan 27

Jan 16, 2013 18:40 | Education&Sports
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KyaZoonga.com appointed by HPCA as the Official Ticketing and Accreditation Partner

Dharamshala(arvind Sharma )

The Most beautiful cricket  stadium in the world ,HPCA Dharamsala will be hosting an ODI for  the first time on 27th of this month between India and England  .This hill city of Himachal is  gearing up for the exiting cricketing season. This  lovely stadium with a back drop of Dhouladhar snow ranges of Himalayas   has been hosting IPL matches during the past few years. However, it is for the first time that the stadium will host an international cricket match. A Successful go ahead shall bring the cricket stadium on the map of the ICC for hosting test and one-day matches.

However, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) will not have that much Government or administrative support it used to get during the previous government. The HPCA is headed by Anurag Thakur, BJP MP from Hamirpur and Son of former Chief Minister PK Dhumal’s . The organisation had been on the target of the Congress, which is now ruling the state . HPCA is charged with alleging illegality in the allotment of land for the construction of a five-star hotel. The Congress also accused the previous government of not charging entertainment tax from the companies that hosted IPL matches at Dharamsala. They also alleged that the HPCA did not pay the state government for providing security during the matches. The matter of interest is to see whether the present government provides the facilities to the HPCA that the organisation used to get during the previous government for hosting cricket matches.

On the other hand HPCA president Anurag had said that  they would invite Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to inaugurate the one-day match between India and England on January 27. Insiders in the government said though the new government in the state might do anything that was detrimental for the organisation of international one-day match in January, the fight for regaining some hold in the HPCA that is dominated by Anurag and his loyalists might just begin after the match.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has appointed KyaZoonga.com, as the exclusive Ticketing and Accreditation partner for this Airtel Series India v England 5thOne day International (ODI)to be held on January 27, 2013.The official of this agency said that  tickets are available on www.kyazoonga.com, and at specific retail outlets across Himachal Pradesh and at the stadium box office (starting on January 20). Anurag Thakur,said, “KyaZoonga has a successful record of ticketing various high profilecricket tournaments in India including all ICC FTPs and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.”

 

Speaking on the partnership, Neetu Bhatia, Co-Founder and CEO of KyaZoonga.comsaid, “We are excited to be partnering with HPCA for ticketing Dharamshala’s first ever ODI. There is already a lot of demand for the tickets and the trend is expected to continue as the match date approaches.”

Tickets for the match are available at select retail outlets, like Rana Travels and  Mc'llo Restaurant in Dharamsala , Uth Zone Kangra , Planet I Hamirpur, Sarwari Kullu , Creation Unlimited Chamba, Delhi KyaZoonga Corporate Office New Delhi.

At the same time the weather men has predicted  minimum of 3 degree on 27th with a cloudy -rainy -chilly  atmosphere , which may start deteriorating  from 25th of January and extend up to 28th of the month.