Dalai Lama to see IPL match in Dharamsala

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama would witness one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, a statement said on Tuesday.

“The office of the Dalai Lama has confirmed that His Holiness has accepted the invitation from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. He has been invited as a special guest at the IPL match on April 18,” a post on the website of the Tibetan government-in-exile said.

The Nobel laureate, 74, would witness the match between King’s XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the International Cricket Stadium.

HPCA is hosting two IPL matches in Dharamsala, some 250 km from the state capital, April 16 and 18 – the first time IPL matches have been allotted to the state.

The April 16 match – between King’s XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers – would be day and night, while the April 18 one would be played during the day.

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