Jharkhand State Cricket Association, Keenan Stadium, PB No 68, Jamshedpur - 831001(Phone: 0657 - 2432722 / 2429578)
Named after John Lawrence Keenan
End names Dalma Hills End, Naoroji Pavilion End
Home team(s) Jharkhand
Keenan Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Jamshedpur, India. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches. The stadium holds 19,000 people and was built in 1939.
With the backdrop of the Dalma Hills and the chimneys of the Tata Steel factories, the Keenan Stadium provides a picturesque setting for cricket. The stadium has been named after John Lawrence Keenan, a former general manager at Tata Steel. Built in 1939 at an estimated cost of just Rs.25,000, the venue made its first-class debut in December that year, when Bihar hosted a Ranji Trophy match against Bengal. Despite hosting first-class matches and warm-up games for the touring teams quite regularly, the Keenan Stadium got its first international game only in 1983-84, when Clive Lloyd's West Indians were on Mission Revenge after being shocked in the World Cup final. This match was famous for a blistering 221-run partnership between Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards - a second-wicket record for West Indies - as both repeatedly blasted the ball beyond the small ground and into the street outside. The ground also has a reputation for a firm pitch and a superb, lush-green outfield, but what hasn't been so endearing to visiting teams is the behaviour of the crowd here - more than one game has been temporarily disrupted due to their unruly behaviour.
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