After four years and two months, an international cricket match will be organized at HPCA Stadium on Saturday. Two matches of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka are to be held in Dharamsala on February 26 and 27. The first match was played in Lucknow on 24 February, which India won. The last time an ODI was played between India and Sri Lanka on 10 December 2017 at the Dharamsala Stadium, which was won by Sri Lanka. On Friday, the teams of India and Sri Lanka reached Dharamsala. Sri Lanka reached Gagal airport at 12:30 and India team at 4:30 pm. The 18th international match will be played on Saturday at the Dharamsala Cricket Stadium.After the start of the Ranji match at the HPCA Stadium in 2003, almost ten years later, he got the opportunity to host an international match in 2013. Since getting the first international match in 2013, 17 matches have been played in Dharamsala so far. After two T20 matches between India and Sri Lanka, this figure will be 19.The 17 international matches received so far include 12 T20s, four ODIs and one Test match. The India team has played four ODIs, three T20 matches and one Test match at the Dharamsala Stadium. In this, two T20 matches were washed out due to rain. Apart from this, nine T20 matches have been played between other countries in Dharamsala. HPCA Secretary Sumit Kumar said that so far 17 international matches including T20, ODI and Test matches have been played at Dharamsala Stadium. Nine matches of IPL have also been held here from 2010 to 2013.The match will start at 7 pmThe second match of the T20 series between India and Sri Lanka will start at 7 pm on Saturday. After four years, the international cricket match being held in Dharamsala has once again been engulfed in the shadow of rain. The Meteorological Department has predicted rain till 11 pm on Sunday. According to HPCA officials, 95 percent tickets for Saturday’s match were sold till Friday evening. If India wins Saturday’s match too, then the series will be named after him. The bouncy pitch of Dharamsala can be beneficial for the batsmen. Toss and dew will be of more importance in the match.-Toss will be held at 6:30 pm -Match will start at 7:00 pm- spectators will get entry in the stadium from 5:00 to 6:30 pm- Dharamsala will host 18th international match- T20 match will be 10thSpectators will not be able to take water bottle, helmet in the stadiumDuring the two matches of the T20I series to be held in Dharamsala on February 26 and 27, spectators will not be able to carry a water bottle with them in the stadium. The HPCA management has issued an advisory to the spectators not to bring certain items with them in the match. During this time, bottles, matches, metal cans, musical instruments, flammable materials, headphones, chargers and electrical appliances will not be taken with the spectators.
India-Sri Lanka T20 in Dharamsala: International cricket match after four years in Dharamsala today
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