Dharamsala, May 24 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) will throw open on June 1 one more stadium, the fifth in the state, next month, an official said today.Also Read - Over 35 Students Of Navodaya Vidyalaya Test Covid Positive In Himachal’s Hamirpur | Details Here

The HPCA’s new stadium at Gumma in Shimla district will be inaugurated by its former president Anurag Thakur, who is also former BCCI chief. Also Read - Viral Video: Groom's Mother Gets on Wedding Stage & Beats Her Son With Slippers During Jaimala | Watch

It’s located 60 kms from the state capital at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level. Also Read - HPSSC Announces HPSSSB JOA Results at hpsssb.hp.gov.in, 19,024 Candidates Passed | Details Here

HPCA press secretary Mohit Sood said, “Anurag Thakur will inaugurate the facility in presence of president and members of the Shimla District Cricket Association and other prominent leaders and people of the area.

“Besides Dharamshala, we have stadiums in Amtar in Hamirpur district and at Bilaspur too,” added Sood.

The HPCA facility at Gumma will have a pavillion, dressing rooms, practice area, four turf wickets and an outfield where class 1 Bermuda grass has been specially planted to give the players an international playing experience.

It has been constructed with an outlay of Rs 3 crore.

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