Keenan Stadium is located in the city of Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkhand, India. The cricket stadium has been named after a gentleman called John Lawrence Keenan, one of the former General Managers of Tata Steel. It is the home ground of the Jharkhand Cricket team.
The Keenan Stadium in Jharkhand was built in the year 1939. An amount of approximately Rs. 25000 was spent in building this stadium. It is one of the multi-purpose cricket stadiums in India.
The stadium does not have any floodlights. Dalma Hills End and Naoroji Pavillion End are the names of the two ends of this cricket stadium. The stadium can accommodate around 19000 spectators at one time. Keenan Stadium in Jharkhand has a very strong pitch and is known for its green Outfield.
The first match that was played in the Keenan Stadium was in the year 1939 in the month of December. It was the Ranji Trophy match played between Bengal and Bihar. The first One Day International (ODI) cricket match was played over here in the year 1983 between India and West Indies. West Indies defeated India by 104 runs.
The last ODI that was played here was in the year 2006. It was a match between India and England. In this 50-over match, England emerged victorious with 44 balls remaining.
The ground of Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur has been the venue for the Women’s Test Matches, Women's One Day International Matches, First Class Matches, List A Matches, Youth Test Matches and Youth One Day International matches.
Last Updated on 24 August 2012