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 spent 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.
View of Keenan Stadium
|Location||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India|
|Operator||Jharkhand State Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Indian Cricket Team|
Jharkhand cricket team
|Dalma Hills End|
Naoroji Pavilion End
|First ODI||7 December, 1983:|
India v West Indies
|Last ODI||12 April, 2006:|
India v England
|As of 21 June 2014|
Source: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Cricinfo
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||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|