Keenan Stadium

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Keenan Stadium
Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur.jpg
View of Keenan Stadium
Ground information
Location Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Establishment 1939
Capacity 19,000[1][2]
Owner Tata Steel
Operator Jharkhand State Cricket Association
Tenants Indian Cricket Team
Jharkhand cricket team
End names
Dalma Hills End
Naoroji Pavilion End
International information
First ODI December 7, 1983:
 India v  West Indies
Last ODI April 12, 2006:
 India v  England
As of June 21 2014
Source: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Cricinfo

Keenan Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium and an International Cricket Stadium in Jamshedpur, India. It is currently used mostly for cricket and football matches. It is also known as a venue for archery.

The stadium is named after John Lawrence Keenan a former general manager of the Tata Steel. The stadium is situated in Northern Town area of Bistupur & is owned by Tata Steel. It has a capacity of 19,000 people.

Since being built in 1939 the ground has hosted Ranji Trophy matches for the Bihar now Jharkhand cricket team. The venue staged its first international match in December 1983 when West Indies beat India in a One Day International.

The ground has staged a further 9 One Day Internationals out of which India has won only 1, the most recent in April 2006 when England beat India by five wickets.This stadium became infamous, for crowd turning violent and throwing crackers on field during India against West Indies match in 2002/03.

Sourav Ganguly scored a 100 to help India win its only match here. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has played many matches for Jharkhand in this stadium. He has spend a lot of time in this stadium in his early days when JSCA stadium was not built in Ranchi, and also featured in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, the biopic on Dhoni.[3]

One Day International cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  West Indies  West Indies By 104 runs 1983
 India  Australia No result 1984
 India  Pakistan  Pakistan By 5 wicket 1987
 India  England  England By 6 wickets 1993
 India  New Zealand  New Zealand By 8 wickets 1995
 Pakistan  Sri Lanka  Pakistan By 9 runs 1999
 India  South Africa  India By 6 wickets 2000
 India  West Indies  West Indies By 4 wickets 2002
 India  Pakistan  Pakistan By 106 runs 2005
 India  England  England By 5 wickets 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/ground/58180.html
  2. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/asia/india/jharkhand/keenan-stadium/
  3. ^ http://www.avenuemail.in/entertainment/ms-dhoni-biopic-shooting-starts-at-keenan-stadium/84630/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°48′20.69″N 86°11′28.96″E / 22.8057472°N 86.1913778°E / 22.8057472; 86.1913778