World T20: Dharamsala stadium to have 5,000 more seats for India-Pakistan match

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Dharamsala, Dec 12: Dharamsala has been allotted 10 World T20 matches and considering that the organisers have decided to raise the seating capacity of the stadium by 25 per cent.

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"5000 more seats shall be added to the present 20,000," HPCA spokesperson Sanjay Sharma told PTI today.

World T20: Dharamsala stadium to have 5,000 more seats for India-Pakistan match

Sharma said that 30 new rooms with 5 star facilities shall also be added to the Pavilion Hotel to accommodate more international players. Pavilion was constructed earlier by HPCA for the comfortable stay of the players and it already has around 100 rooms.

He said the HPCA have already started the construction work. "To make entry of the ticket holders more fool proof turnstile system shall be adopted this time," said Sharma.

He said that the HPCA will approach Himachal Government for all possible help in the successful organisation of these matches in the state, which shall defiantly increase the tourism many fold because the live telecast will be seen by majority of sports lovers throughout the world.

Host India will meet its traditional rival Pakistan on March 19. Besides this high voltage thriller, arch rivals Australia and New Zealand will lock horns a day before.

Dharamsala will also host two Women's World T20 matches on March 22 and March 24. Six qualifier matches including three of Bangladesh. World T20 2016 will be staged across eight venues in India from March 8 to April 3.

PTI

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