Arun Jaitley Stadium: Why is Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium being renamed after former Finance Minister?

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 27/08/2019

Arun Jaitley Stadium: Delhi’s iconic Feroz Shah Kotla is all set to be renamed after former India Finance Minister.

Delhi’s iconic Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium is all set to be renamed as “Arun Jaitley Stadium”. DDCA (Delhi & Districts Cricket Association) took to their Twitter handle to make the development public nearly an hour ago.

A renowned politician and former India Finance Minister, Jaitley breathed his last on Saturday at the AIIMS in Delhi. Having become the President of the DDCA back in 1999, Jaitley held the post for 13 years. It is due to the same reason that Jaitley was rated very highly by the cricketing fraternity of not just Delhi but the whole country.

Jaitley was also elected as the vice-President of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for a brief period in 2013. Apart from this, he had also served as a member of the Indian Premier League Governing Council.

It is worth mentioning that the stadium has been renamed after Jaitley and that the ground will continue to be called as the Feroz Shah Kotla ground. DDCA President Rajat Sharma also shared the details of the renaming function. As announced earlier, one stand of the stadium will also be named after India captain Virat Kohli.

Twitter reactions on Arun Jaitley Stadium:

Gautam Gambhir seems to taken the initiative

It was former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir who took to his Twitter account yesterday to propose the Governor to change the name of the Yamuna Sports Complex as Arun Jaitley Sports Complex. Gambhir had also shared an image of the application.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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