England in India 2012-13 October 19, 2012

ICC approves Ranchi stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

The ICC has approved the newly constructed HEC International Stadium in Ranchi, which will host its first international match on January 19 - the third ODI between India and England. The ICC inspection team, headed by David Boon, inspected the stadium a fortnight ago and was satisfied with the facilities, security and location. A three-member ECB team also visited the venue on Thursday and gave it a green signal.

Ranchi is the hometown of MS Dhoni, the India captain. The ground is yet to host a first-class or List A game.

"The ICC had given the green signal to hold the ODI four days ago. The last time Jharkhand had hosted an ODI was in 2006 against England (in Jamshedpur)," Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) president Amitabh Choudhary said. "And there is every possibility of Dhoni leading India on his home soil for the first time."

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  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    i agree with raghavan88. Will be glad if its a seaming track. train indian players in seaming track. so, that they can perform well in aussie and english venues

  • Gaurav on October 21, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    @ Shridharan.s :- i dont think England will win any of the match in any of the form...just a hopeless team outside there backyards...give spinning tracks and English players will show best of Michael Jackson's steps...

  • raghavan on October 20, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    Good to see a new stadium in Ranchi.Hope there is a seamer-friendly track like the ones in Dharmashala and Vizag.

  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    Would like to see the Tripura Stadium completed soon as well. Welcome Dharamshala, Pune & Ranchi. :)

  • Tanmay on October 19, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    @Andrew J Simmons - yes KP did humilate India in India last year in October when England lost 0-5 in ODIs....0-5 in 2008 & 1-5 in 2006.....!

  • Vivek on October 19, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    @Andrew J Simmons: and what will the rest of the english will do??? let me guess..will dance in the dance bowls..gangnam style..

  • Harmon on October 19, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    @Andrew J Simmons: Oh so the English team works in a bar for extra earnings? Poor English Barsmen ... they are not good enough to play in the IPL ... Tch Tch Tch.

  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    I hope it will be a batting pitch and well facilitated, and Lovers of MS Dhoni in his native city will easily avail the Batting Master at door step....:-)

  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    KP will humiliate India in India... They dont have quality bowling for quality barsmen!

  • Shridharan on October 19, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    Good to see HEC International Stadium in Ranchi getting a green signal.Good to see matches held in eastern part of India. India will win 3-1 in Tests India will win 2-0 in T20s India will win 3-2 in ODIs

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