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Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to be renamed after Arun Jaitley

The renaming will happen on September 12 and a stand at the Kotla will be named after India captain Virat Kohli

By The Telegraph in New Delhi

  • Published 27.08.19, 4:00 PM
  • Updated 27.08.19, 4:00 PM
Arun Jaitley.
Arun Jaitley. Telegraph file photo

The Delhi and District Cricket Association on Tuesday decided to rechristen the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, named after Sultan of Delhi Feroz Shah Tughlaq, as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of the cricket body's former president who passed away on Saturday.

The renaming will happen on September 12 and a stand at the Kotla will be named after India captain Virat Kohli as announced earlier.

Association president Rajat Sharma said: "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."

Jaitley, during his tenure, is credited with renovating the stadium into a modern facility, increasing its capacity to accommodate more fans besides constructing world-class dressing rooms.

The event, to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will have home minister Amit Shah and sports minister Kiren Rijiju in attendance.

Written with PTI inputs

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