Situated 4,110 feet above sea-level, the HPCA Cricket Stadium is one of the most picturesque cricketing arenas in the world. The venue itself is a state-of-the-art structure, embellished with all the facilities conducive to good cricket, and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges make for an awesome backdrop.
The venue has hosted twenty-nine first-class matches, and fourteen List ‘A’ matches, since 2003-04. It staged its only international game so far, in 2004-05, when the Board President’s XI played the touring Pakistani side. In 2006-07, the venue hosted the first-ever Mohammed Nissar Trophy game, between the top domestic teams from India and Pakistan. Uttar Pradesh, winners of the Ranji Trophy in 2005-06, took on Sialkot, winners of the Quaid-E-Azam Trophy, Pakistan’s premier domestic competition, in the encounter.
The venue became the second ‘home ground’ of the Kings XI Punjab in the third edition of the Indian Premier League, in 2010. It has hosted seven IPL matches since.