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Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium To Be Renamed After Late Finance Minister, Ex-DDCA President Arun Jaitley

Delhi's Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium is a Test venue and is the home of IPL team Delhi Capitals. Former BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley, who died on August 24, was the president of DDCA and oversaw the renovation of the historic Kotla.

Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium To Be Renamed After Late Finance Minister, Ex-DDCA President Arun Jaitley
A stand in the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium is also set to be named after Virat Kohli.
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Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium To Be Renamed After Late Finance Minister, Ex-DDCA President Arun Jaitley
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2019-08-27T16:48:21+0530

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename Feros Shah Kotla Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium, in memory of its former president, who passed away on August 24. The rechristening will take place on September 12, at a function.

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The function will also see a stand at the stadium being named after India cricket team captain Virat Kohli. The function will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and will be graced by the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

"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," said DDCA president Rajat Sharma.

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The former Minister of Finance is credited with renovating the Kotla into a modern facility with capacity increase and also world-class dressing rooms.

(PTI Inputs)

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