The Indian cricket team arrived at Dharamsala today afternoon. The team is scheduled to play the fourth Test match of the series against Australia from March 25 to 29. The team received a rousing welcome from fans at the Gaggal airport.
Sources said the Indian team would practice at Dharamsala international cricket stadium tomorrow. The team is staying at Pavilion Hotel owned by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
The Dharamsala international cricket stadium will be hosting its first test match after it was given a test venue status in November last year.
The police have already made elaborate arrangements for security in Dharamsala due to the test match. Nakas have been set up on almost all roads leading to the city and vehicles are being checked.
However, there was not much enthusiasm among the public regarding the match. The sale of tickets was low at the local counters. However, general secretary of the Upper Dharamsala Hotel Association, Sanjeev Gandhi, said they were expecting tourist inflow to increase during the match days. The sources said the Australian cricket team would arrive in the city tomorrow afternoon.
Story: The Tribune