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10 of the world's most stunning sports venues

By: John Donovan on Feb. 16, 2015, 2:20 p.m.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

By some accounts, cricket is the second-most popular sport in the world, behind only soccer. It is, by all accounts, No. 1 in India, a country of 1.2 billion people. HPCA Stadium sits nearly a mile above sea level at the foot of the snowy Himalayas in  Dharamshala, the hometown of the Dalai Lama. No setting in India, in the cricket world — or, really, any sporting world — comes close.