Why did Feroz Shah Kotla stadium get renamed?

Why did Feroz Shah Kotla stadium get renamed?

Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium has been renamed after former union minister and president of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) Arun Jaitley, who died last month. The renaming of the stadium was done to honour the leader who served as DDCA president from 1999 to 2013.

Why is Arun Jaitley Stadium?

The city’s premier cricket stadium will be called Arun Jaitley Stadium. “The stadium had no name, so we decided to name it Arun Jaitley Stadium in recognition of his contribution to Delhi cricket. The ground will continue to be called Ferozeshah Kotla ground,” DDCA president Rajat Sharma told Hindustan Times.

Where is Arun Jaitley stadium situated?

The Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi is the second oldest cricket stadium in India. Also known as Ferozeshah Kotla ground, the stadium hosts international, Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic cricket matches. It is located on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, and has a seating capacity of 48,000.

Which stand is named after Virat Kohli?

Kotla renamed Arun Jaitley stadium, stand named after Kohli.

Who is Feroz Shah Kotla?

The Feroz Shah Kotla or Kotla was a fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called Firozabad. This and other ancient lats (pillars, obelisk) have earned Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Delhi Sultanate fame for its architectural patronage.

Which is the smallest ground in India?

List of Smallest Cricket Stadium in India (by capacity)

No. Stadium Name City
1 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground Rajkot
2 Roop Singh Stadium Gwalior
3 Brabourne Stadium Mumbai
4 K. D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow

Which is the largest stadium in India?

In February this year, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly-built Motera Stadium which was renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of the pink-ball Test between India and England. The stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in the world as it has a total capacity of 1,32,000.

Where is Virat Kohli stand?

Feroz Shah Kotla stadium
India news. Share Kohli, who was born in Delhi and spent his formative years playing cricket there, was on Thursday, 12 September, honoured with the naming of a pavilion stand after him at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

What was Firoz Shah famous for?

Feroz Shah is more famous for commissioning buildings of architectural shapes that were seen as unconventional during his era. He is also considered the father of the irrigation system in India for channelizing rivers to provide water through canals to a large part of the country.