JSCA to construct its own stadium, accuses Tata Steel of wrongdoin

Jamshedpur, Oct 6 (UNI) Dissapointed over the relocation of India-England ODI tie to the Chinnaswamy stadium in Banglore from here at Keenan stadium, JSCA today announced the construction of its own stadium of international standards in the East Singhbhum district of the state.

Talking to the mediapersons at a press conference here, Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) president Amitabh Choudhary today informed that they are looking for a site to construct another stadium in the state.

Later, JSCA secretary Rajesh Verma told UNI that there is a need of Rs 50 to 60 crore to construct the stadium and accordingly the associtaion is searching plots along with Tata-Ghatsilla road and Chandil.

He also asserted that despite the decision to construct a new stadium, JSCA's claim over the Keenan stadium will not change as in the understanding with the Tata steel it is clearly mentioned that Keenan is for cricket.

JSCA is also constructing a stadium of international standards in Ranchi.

Chaudhary further accused the Tata steel authorities of misleading the JSCA about the status of the stadium.

''The Tata steel authorities were exposed completely with the way they held secret meetings in Mumbai with the BCCI officials,'' Chaudhary said.

He added that the Tata officials were also guilty of providing wrong information which became a major hurdle in the possession of the Keenan stadium.

On October 3, Tata Steel had said that due to the mismanagement on part of the JSCA, the Keenan stadium was not handed to them.

Earlier, at a press confernce, while issuing documents related with the stadium, Choudhary said, some officials of Tata steel had intentionally posed obstruction for the India-England ODI match which is scheduled to be held on November 23.

However, Tata Steel refuted the claims that the Keenan stadium was not made available to the JSCA and said the stadium was unsafe to organise a match as the report on the status of the galleries was still awaited.


Story first published: Monday, October 6, 2008, 19:35 [IST]
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