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Tribal touch to cricket stadium

Chhaua, Kanchi, M.S. Dhoni, Mundari, Birsa Munda — officials of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) are spoilt for choice, but pressed for time, in naming corporate boxes and four wings of its newly constructed baby, the International Cricket Stadium in Dhurwa.

The stadium, which will host its maiden international fixture (India versus England) on January 19 next year, is likely to get tinges of Jharkhand’s unique culture for its seating sections. Sources in JSCA, however, said that any decision regarding the christening of the corporate boxes and wings would most likely be taken after the January match.

The Rs 180-crore stadium has two corporate boxes in its north and south pavilions and four wings — currently identified as A, B, C and D — all of which are likely to get very indigenous names.

“We have decided to name all the stands after icons and history of the state though nothing has been finalised yet,” said Manoj Kumar, media relations official of JSCA.

The first meeting of various JSCA committees took place on Sunday, which focussed on various matters related to the upcoming ODI. Around 300 JSCA officials, including government functionaries from various district cricket outfits, attended the meeting.

JSCA president Amitabh Choudhary said a second round of discussions was scheduled for December 9.


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