Feroze Shah Kotla stadium to be renamed after Arun Jaitley

It’s only about a decade ago, with Jaitley at the helm of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA), that the cricket ground was saved from losing its international venue status.

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The mammoth cricket stadium at the Feroze Shah Kotla complex, which will shortly be named after one of the greatest lovers of the game, Arun Jaitley, did not always wear the present elegant look. It’s only about a decade ago, with Jaitley at the helm of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA), that the cricket ground was saved from losing its international venue status.

For several decades since its founding sometime in the early 1940s, this stadium bore a very Spartan look. Then functionaries of the DDCA could never raise sufficient funds nor the wherewithal to build a new stadium at the site. Things decayed in a manner that the DDCA was put on notice about holding matches on this ground. It was only after Jaitley came to the helm that the fortunes of the ground changed.

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