The iconic Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in the national capital is renamed after former Union Minister late Arun Jaitley. In a function at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Home Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister’s family.
DDCA also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after skipper Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket.
Arun Jaitley, who was at the helm of the DDCA from 1999 to 2013, was credited for bringing better facilities, including a world-class stadium, to Delhi cricket.
Besides the family members of Arun Jaitley, the event was also attended by Sport Minister Kiren Rijiju, former sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, ex-skipper Kapil Dev and former India opener Chetan Chauhan, among others.
The renaming is aimed at honouring Jaitley’s role in developing cricket in the national capital region. However, the ground will continue to be called the Feroz Shah Kotla.