Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium To Be Renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to rechristen Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of its former president who passed away on August 24. The renaming of the popular stadium will take place on September 12.

Jaitley, during his tenure at DDCA as the President played an important role in renovating the stadium. The steps taken by ex-Union minister led to an increase in the capacity of the stadium to accommodate more fans. He also deserves credit for constructing world-class dressing rooms at this stadium. DDCA president Rajat Sharma was quoted saying, “It was Arun Jaitley’s support and encouragement that players like Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Rishabh Pant and many others could make India proud. What can be better to have the stadium named after the man who rebuilt it under his Presidentship?

The renaming function will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and it is expected that Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will be present there. During the event, a stand of the ground will also be named after the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.

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