The third test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy is scheduled to be played at Dharamshala. HPCA Dharamshala on the brink of losing IND vs AUS 3rd Test match’s hosting.
Bad news for cricket lovers of Dharamshala as the HPCA stadium is likely to lose the hosting rights of the 3rd Test between India and Australia. The third test will be played on the 1st of March.
HPCA Dharamshala on the brink of losing IND vs AUS 3rd Test match’s hosting
The scenic stadium of Dharamshala is under construction as the ground is getting a new drainage system. The turf at the ground will sand base like the stadiums in Australia and South Africa. The renovation process became necessary as Dharamshala experiences a lot of rain which deteriorates the turf quality.
The renovation of the stadium should have been completed by now but the new drainage system is taking more time than expected. Unfortunately, BCCI needs to shift the venue for the third test from Dharamshala to somewhere else.
There has been no Test match played at the HPCA stadium since 2017
The last test match at the HPCA stadium was played in 2017 that too between India and Australia only. India won that game comfortably inside 4 days and clinched the series 2-1. Since then the venue has hosted a couple of T20 and One-day games but not a test match.
There is still time for the last inspection by the HPCA inspection to have a final say on the turf for the 3rd Test. If the outfield condition remains the same then BCCI has to shift the venue from Dharamshala to somewhere else.
India go 1-0 up before the 2nd Test at Delhi
The men in blue put on a dominant show at the Vidharba Stadium in Nagpur. India finished off the test match under three days defeating Australia with an inning and 132 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin starred with the ball and captain Rohit Sharma smashed a masterful ton. For Australia debutant, Muprhy has been the only positive from the first test.