The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday renamed Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium after the former DDCA president Arun Jaitley.
The DDCA also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the stadium and named it after skipper Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket. The unveiling ceremony was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
The entire team was present during the event. DDCA president Rajat Sharma, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also graced the event.
Jaitley passed away in New Delhi on August 24 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was 66. He was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat in the national capital on August 25.
Mumtaz Bhalla, who joined Arun Jaitley's chamber as an intern and then worked as a laywer, pays moving tribute to her guru and mentor. She remembers Jaitley as a person 'full of love' and someone always led by examples.
The former Union Minister who passed away on August 24, was appointed as the chief of Delhi's cricket body in 1999 and he held the post for 13 years.
During his tenure at DDCA, Jaitley got the stadium renovated into a modern facility, increasing its capacity by multiple times and also refurbishing the cricket dressing rooms
PM Modi visited Arun Jaitley's residence today and paid tribute to Arun Jaitley and extends his condolences to the bereaved family.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to late Arun Jaitley at his residence and extend condolences to the bereaved family.
Arun Jaitley passed away in New Delhi at the AIIMS hospital on August 24. He was 66.