This Iconic Stadium of Delhi to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium!
As a tribute to late BJP leader and former finance minister Arun Jaitley, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday decided to rename Ferozeshah Kotla stadium in Delhi as Arun Jaitley Stadium. The renaming of Delhi's famous cricket venue is scheduled to take place on September 12 at a function where a stand of the ground will be named after India captain Virat Kohli.The 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 during the event. Speaking on this initiative, DDCA 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 at DDCA, is credited with renovating the stadium into a modern facility, increasing its capacity to accommodate more fans besides constructing world class dressing rooms. The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is the second-oldest cricket stadium in India after Kolkata's Eden Gardens and was established in 1883. The stadium's capacity is currently at over 40,000.
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