New Delhi: The name of Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi will now be renamed. The name of this ground has been announced by DDCA President Rajat Sharma after the name of the late BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Now this ground will be known as Arun Jaitley Stadium. An event to change the name of this ground will be held on September 12 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. The event will also be attended by Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. In the same ceremony, the name of this stadium will be announced in Delhi.
DDCA President Rajat Sharma said what could be better than the name of the stadium after the person under whose protection the stadium was rebuilt. Rajat Sharma further said that it was the support and encouragement of Arun Jaitley that led to Team India getting players like Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra and Rishabh Pant.
DDCA President Rajat Sharma to ANI: What can be better to have it named after the man who got it rebuilt under his presidentship. It was Arun Jaitley’s support that players like Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Rishabh Pant & many others could make India proud
Significantly, Arun Jaitley was also an amazing sports administrator. Jaitley, who played inter-class cricket at Sriram College of Commerce, became a member and pattern of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) in 1998. The following year he became the President of DDCA and remained in the post till December 2013. He was the Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for many years and was also a member of the Executive Governing Council of the BCCI from 2008 to 2015.
Many of Delhi’s cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, and Akash Chopra shone on the international stage as Jaitley’s president reshaped the Ferozshah Kotla stadium. Jaitley, who was not only available for international work but also for the personal work of domestic cricketers, had officially distanced himself from cricket politics after becoming finance minister in Modi government in 2014, but despite this, not only in BCCI and DDCA elections, Indian His intervention in the policy decisions of cricket was the highest.