[caption id="attachment_885019" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-885019" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Arun-Jaitley_PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="418" /> Arun Jaitley, during his tenure at DDCA, is credited with renovating the stadium into a modern facility. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Delhi and District Cricket Association (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ddca">DDCA</a>) on Tuesday decided to rechristen <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/feroz-shah-kotla">Feroz Shah Kotla</a> Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of its former president who passed away on Saturday. The ground will continue to be called the Feroz Shah Kotla. <p></p> <p></p>The renaming will take place on September 12 at a function where a stand at the Kotla will be named after India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> as announced earlier. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking on this initiative, DDCA president Rajat Sharma said: "It was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/arun-jaitley">Arun Jaitley</a>'s support and encouragement that players like Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Rishabh Pant and many others could make India proud." <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-chairman-shashank-manohar-pays-tribute-to-arun-jaitley-883876">ICC chairman Shashank Manohar pays tribute to Arun Jaitley</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Jaitley, during his tenure at DDCA, is credited with renovating the stadium into a modern facility, increasing its capacity to accommodate more fans besides constructing world class dressing rooms. <p></p> <p></p>The function, to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will be graced by the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/a-remarkable-statesman-and-one-of-the-most-respected-cricket-administrators-bcci-condoles-passing-away-of-senior-bjp-leader-arun-jaitley-883663">BCCI condoles passing away of Arun Jaitley</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The DDCA function will document Kohli's exceptional talent and success ever since he took over charge in all formats of the game and the state body cannot think of a better tribute than this. <p></p> <p></p>"To cherish these memories, DDCA wanted to dedicate a stand in his name. I am sure the 'Virat Kohli Stand' will be a source of inspiration for Delhi's young cricketers. We are also delighted that Team India is not only led by a Delhi player but it also has a opening batsman (Shikhar Dhawan), a wicket keeper (Rishabh Pant) and a lead bowler (Ishant Sharma)," Rajat Sharma had earlier said in a statement.