JSCA International Stadium Complex

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JSCA Stadium
Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium
JSCA cricket stadium Entrance.jpg
View of JSCA Cricket Stadium Entrance
Ground information
LocationRanchi, Jharkhand, India
OwnerJharkhand State Cricket Association
ArchitectKothari Associates Pvt. Ltd.
OperatorJharkhand State Cricket Association
TenantsIndian Cricket Team
Jharkhand cricket team
Chennai Super Kings
End names
M.S Dhoni Pavillion
Amitabh Choudhary Pavillion
International information
First Test16–20 March 2017:
 India v  Australia
First ODI19 January 2013:
 India v  England
Last ODI8 March 2019:
 India v  Australia
First T20I12 February 2016:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I07 October 2017:
 India v  Australia
As of 16 March 2017
Source: ESPN Cricinfo

Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium,[2] also known as JSCA International Stadium Complex, is situated in Ranchi, India an eastern city of India.

It serves Jharkhand State Cricket Association to organise International Matches in Jharkhand and is the home ground of the Jharkhand cricket team and Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings. Two home games of IPL Team Chennai Super Kings will be held at JSCA stadium. It was inaugurated in January 2013.[3] As of 8 March, 2019 it has hosted 1 Test, 5 ODIs and 2 T20I. It has a capacity of 39,000.[4]


The JSCA's decision to build a new cricket stadium in Ranchi stemmed from a dispute with Tata Steel, regarding allocations of international matches and conducting matches in Keenan Stadium.

This conflict came about when an international match between India and England was moved to Bangalore, with the JSCA stating they did not receive any response from Tata Steel. Following this, the JSCA decided a new stadium was needed. JSCA Stadium Constructed by M/s Ram Kripal Singh Construction Private Limited, Ranchi, Jharkhand. As Jharkhand State Cricket Association is a full member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it organises international matches in the state, but JSCA did not own any international cricket stadiums, the only one being Keenan Stadium,[5] Jamshedpur which was owned by Tata Steel. Therefore, it was decided to construct its own International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand.

Main Stadium during construction

The design commission was given to architectural consultants Kothari Associates Pvt. Ltd. of Delhi.

This stadium is built within the premises of HEC (Heavy Engineering Corporation), a public sector company. The stadium is the home ground of Indian Cricket Team former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The stadium has been constructed in such a way that no shadow falls on any of the nine pitches before 4.45 pm, even on the shortest day of the year. There is another ground in the complex which has five pitches.

There is a practice arena with eight pitches. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 40,000 and 76 corporate boxes. Spectators can also enjoy views from two nearby hills on the East and West Sides called the East and West Hills. This is the only stadium in the country having hills on both sides.

The two pavilions, North and South, are fully air-conditioned have five levels each which include VIP areas, members' enclosure, donors' enclosure, president's box, the BCCI box and two large dressing rooms with separate dining spaces for players.

Membrane roofs provide shade from the sun. The Stadium also features an Indoor Cricket centre consisting of three indoor pitches, with a residential complex where players can stay for training.[6]

In November 2015, the stadium was selected one of the six new Test venue along with Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Holkar Stadium, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium and Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in India.[7]

Hill Stand[edit]

The two Hill Stands are the first in India.

Project details[edit]

  • Cost: 1.9 billion (US$26 million) to build
  • Area: 130,000m2
  • Capacity: 40,000

The stadium was supposed to be completed in February 2012 at a cost of 1.80billion, covering an area of 35 acres (140,000 m2). The stadium hosted its 1st ODI match on 19 Jan 2013 between India and England.

Earlier JSCA was hoping to get an International Match during West Indies/England's tour of India (2011). The stadium is built within the city limits of "Ranchi". It is only 10-minute drive from the Ranchi airport "Birsa Munda Airport" and 25 minutes from a five-star hotel "Hotel Radisson Blu". It is well connected by a four-lane road. It is also well connected to Ranchi junction and Hatia railway stations.

The JSCA Cricket Stadium project includes:

  • A main 9 wicket match ground
  • Adjacent practice ground with nets, for practice and smaller matches
  • Practice Arena of 8 pitches
  • Spectator capacity for 40,000
  • A Members' Pavilion and a media stand(250)
  • Additional facilities for members including tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool and spa
  • 76 corporate hospitality boxes
  • An indoor Cricket Academy with residential accommodation for youth training schemes
  • 35 suites for guests[8]

International centuries[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/jsca-all-set-to-host-its-first-match/article4313689.ece/amp/
  2. ^ http://www.cricjharkhand.org JSCA ::Jharkhand State Cricket Association
  3. ^ "Shahrukh Khan wants IPL matches to be played in Ranchi". Post.jagran.com. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/jsca-all-set-to-host-its-first-match/article4313689.ece/amp/
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "New stadium with world-class facilities ready in Ranchi – Cricket News & Articles". CricketCountry.com. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. ^ BCCI revamps selection committee, announces new Test centres
  8. ^ "JSCA stadium luxury boxes lure corporate giants ahead of ODI". Daily Pioneer. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°18′36″N 85°16′30″E / 23.3101°N 85.2749°E / 23.3101; 85.2749