Ranchi International Cricket Stadium, also known as JSCA International Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium currently under construction in Ranchi, India. When completed, it will serve Jharkhand State Cricket Association to organise International Matches in Jharkhand and will be the home ground for the Jharkhand cricket team and Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders.The state-of-the-art venue, when complete, will be one of the best stadiums in India.
As Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) is a full member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it gets international matches to organise in the state of Jharkhand. But as JSCA does not own any International Cricket Stadiums and the only international cricket stadium in the state, "Keenan Cricket Stadium, Jamshedpur
" is owned by Tata Steel. The Cricket body decided to construct its own International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi capital of Jharkhand.For this, the work was commissioned to Kothari Associates Pvt. Ltd. one of the reputed Consultant Company of India situated in Delhi.
The site enjoys good views of the surrounding area. Jagannath Temple
dam and World
famous HEC (Heavy Engineering Corporation) Plant is clearly observed from the stadium site. The stadium has been constructed in such a manner that shadow doesn’t fall on any of the nine pitches before 4.45 p.m, even on the shortest day of the year. There is another ground in the complex which has five main pitches and eight practice pitches. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 35,000 and 76 corporate boxes.
The spectators can also enjoy view from two nearby hills on the East and West sides.The two pavilions, North and South, have five levels each which include VVIP areas, members' enclosure, donors' enclosure, president's box, the BCCI box and two large dressing rooms with separate dining space for players. Membrane roofs provide shade from the sun, and together with the elegant structure consisting of steel braces, contribute to the memorable appearance of the stadium. The Stadium also features an Indoor Cricket center, with residential complex where players can stay for training.