JSCA International Stadium Complex
JSCA International Stadium Complex is an international cricket stadium which comes under Jharkhand State Cricket Association, located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is the home ground of the Jharkhand cricket team.
JSCA International Stadium Complex was inaugurated in January 2013. The first ODI match was played on January 19, 2013, between India and England. This stadium has organized 7 matches of Indian Premier League so far.
The stadium has been constructed in such a way that no shadow falls on any of the nine pitches before 4.45 pm, even on the shortest day of the year. There is another ground in the complex which has five pitches.
There is a practice arena with eight pitches. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 50,000 and 76 corporate boxes. Spectators can also enjoy views from two nearby hills on the East and West Sides called the East and West Hills. This is the only stadium in the country having hills on both sides.
The two pavilions, North and South, are fully air-conditioned have five levels each which include VIP areas, members’ enclosure, donors’ enclosure, president’s box, the BCCI box and two large dressing rooms with separate dining spaces for players.
Membrane roofs provide shade from the sun. The Stadium also features an Indoor Cricket centre consisting of three indoor pitches, with a residential complex where players can stay for training.