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.
Dharamsala, a picturesque international cricket venue, could soon be the next destination for football's Indian Super League (ISL), if Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur has his way.
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 here on October 17.
Within a week of a trial court here summoning BJP MP Anurag Thakur for alleged wrongdoing in land allotment to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association which he heads, another charge sheet was filed against him Tuesday for axing trees on the land for rsiding a residential complex for players.
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 trial court here on Saturday issued summons to former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, his two sons including Anurag Thakur, MP, and 16 others to appear in person before it on October 27 in a case pertaining to allotment of land on lease to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
This picturesque Himalayan hill resort will host a match of India-West Indies One-Day International series in October-November, match organisers said Sunday. This will be the second ODI match at the venue.
Justifying the proceedings initiated against his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal for alleged wrongdoing in allotment of land during his regime to the state cricket body, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday called for a "newly democratically elected" cricket body.
In a setback to the opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress government Wednesday got sanction to initiate proceedings against opposition leader Prem Kumar Dhumal for alleged wrongdoing in allotment of land to the state cricket body led by his son.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Wednesday approached the state government to allow it to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at the picturesque Dharamsala stadium in May, an official said.
The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday directed the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to file reply by Jan 4 to the application of the state government seeking permission for passing final orders against the cricket body.
Not to be left behind in honouring retiring icon Sachin Tendulkar, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association on Monday announced that it will pay tribute to the legendary batsman by dedicating a museum to him in the HPCA premises.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association on Tuesday welcomed the High Court`s decision to restore "status quo ante" in respect of the takeover of HPCA land and properties, and "disapproved" the action of the state government saying it was "politically motivated".