The Gumma cricket stadium, built at a height of 5,500 feet, will be inaugurated on June 1 by Anurag Thakur, former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India and ex-president HPCA. This information was released to the media by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
"HPCA has been consistently working for creating world class infrastructure in our small hill state and this is a small step in that direction. We have already built good stadiums and infrastructure in other districts of the state and would work steadily on our commitment towards one world class stadium in each district."
This is the district’s first stadium and has been built in an area known for its apple and vegetable gardens. In order to give players an impression of international cricket, it has an outfield with class 1 bermuda grass. It will also have a pavilion, dressing rooms, practice area and 4 turf wickets. In this way, aspiring cricket players will get the opportunity to practice on a first-rate pitch.
Furthermore, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association has requested the state government to grant land around Shimla to build another international stadium, like the HPCA stadium at Dharamshala which recently held its first test match.