Kings XI Punjab wants Dharamshala to retain IPL matches: Himachal Chief Minister

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association was taken over by the state government on Sunday in a midnight coup and cricket official Anurag Thakur has vowed to take the matter to court. The government action led to a delay in the start of HP's Ranji Trophy tie against Goa.

updated: October 31, 2013 17:47 IST
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Dharamsala: The turmoil in the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association notwithstanding, IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab is keen to continue holding some of its league matches here, state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has stated.

The HPCA, which was headed by opposition BJP MP Anurag Thakur, was taken over by the Congress-led state government on Sunday.

"The officials of Kings XI Punjab have already approached us and shown their willingness for staging IPL matches in Dharamsala next season, and the government will fully cooperate with them," Singh said while addressing a press conference in here at the end of his five-day tour of Kangra district.

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