Tata Steel hits back at JSCA on Keenan’s availability

September 26th, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Tata Steel, which owns the Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur, criticised the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) for wrongly informing the Indian cricket board that the stadium wouldn’t be available for a one-day match in November.Jamshedpur was allotted a one-day match between India and England slated for Nov 23 and media reports suggested that JSCA informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that the city can’t host the match because the stadium was not being made available by Tata Steel.

But Tata Steel in a statement Friday rubbished the claims and said: “It is indeed a pity that the JSCA has taken this hasty step without consulting the company. Tata Steel has always maintained that the request from JSCA is under active consideration as a report from the engineers on the status of the galleries was awaited.”

Tata Steel said they they don’t want the city to miss out on a ODI and are trying best to hasten up things.

“The JSCA has only been writing letters and giving media interviews and have never considered it important to discuss the details with the steel company,” it said.

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