In a fitting tribute to the former FinMin, Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi to be renamed as ‘Arun Jaitley Stadium’

Waking ahead in the tribute to late BJP leader and former Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday has decided to rename Feroze Shah Kotla stadium in New 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 also a stand of the ground will be named after India captain Virat Kohli.

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Speaking on the said 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.”

The Former FinMin late Arun Jaitley was the president of DDCA from 1999 to 2013 and during his tenure at DDCA he had played an important role in renovating the stadium. The steps taken by him led to an increase in the capacity of the stadium to accommodate more fans. “Jaitley also deserves credit for constructing world-class dressing rooms at this stadium”, Sharma added.

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Arun Jaitley, breathed last on August 24, not keeping well for past few months. He had taken a three month sabbatical to undergo a kidney transplant last year, following which he was put under isolation. The 66 year old leader, held important portfolios during the first tenure of PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government.


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