The Delhi and District Cricket Association today announced that the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi will be renamed ‘Arun Jaitley Stadium’ as a mark of respect to former DDCA President Arun Jaitley who passed away on Saturday.
News Alert: Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium.
In a fitting tribute to its former president Arun Jaitley, @delhi_cricket has decided to name the Stadium after him. Mr Jaitley, who passed away on August 24, was president of the DDCA from 1999 to 2013. @BCCI
— DDCA (@delhi_cricket) August 27, 2019
Former Union Minister served as the President of DDCA from 1999 to 2013. Speaking on the occasion DDCA President Rajat Sharma said, “What can be better to have the stadium named after the man who rebuilt it under his presidentship. 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.”
The DDCA also clarified that only the cricket stadium will be named after Arun Jaitley, while the ground will be continued to named as Feroz Shah Kotla.
Clarification from DDCA president: The stadium has been named as Arun Jaitley Stadium,ground will continue to be called the Feroz Shah Kotla. https://t.co/g6SrErKhP9
— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2019
Feroz Shah Tughlaq was the Sultan of Delhi who reigned Delhi through Sharia between 1351 to 1388. He succeeded his cousin Mohammad bin Tughlaq. The cricket ground, established in 1883 was named after him.