Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi

Arjun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 India is one of the venues decided by the government of India for matches.

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) owns and operates the cricket facility known as the Arun Jaitley facility, which is situated on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi. The stadium was built in 1883 and given the name Feroz Shah Kotla in honour of the nearby Kotla fort. It is India’s second-oldest active international cricket stadium, behind Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. It has held 34 Tests, 25 ODIs, and 6 T20I as of October 25, 2019.

Arjun Jaitley Stadium Delhi Stats

Known asFeroz Shaha Kolkata, Willingdon Pavilion
EndsStadium End, Pavilion End
LocationDelhi, India
Time ZoneUTC+ 05:30
Home toDelhi, Delhi Capitals

The ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 has officially started, and now there are reports that Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium would get a major facelift before the major competition.

 It is important to remember that despite being one of the country’s oldest cricket facilities, the stadium has historically faced criticism for necessities like good hygiene. The inclusion of numerous facilities at the venue is expected to offset the potential cost of 20 to 25 crore INR for the total remodelling project.

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According to reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) conducted a gap analysis in April and identified Delhi as one of the venues with significant room for development. Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Mohali are some of the other locations that fit within this group. 

Except for Mohali, the other four locations would host World Cup games; as a result, their renovation work would need to be finished well before the ICC Cricket WC 2023 begins on October 5.

The Indian Cricket Board further noted that, despite the sport’s enormous popularity in the nation and the fact that the board itself is among the richest in the world, stadium infrastructure is still subpar in relation to that representation. So before the global event, the appropriate preparations will be taken. Up to five World Cup matches in India will be held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

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Records of Interest at Feroz Shah Kotla

  • Anil Kumble’s infamous 10/74 in an innings against Pakistan in 1999 was witnessed in the venue. With these statistics, Kumble joined Jim Laker as the only other bowler to ever take all ten wickets in an innings.
  • At this location in 1983, Sunil Gavaskar hit his 29th Test century, tying Sir Donald Bradman’s record for the most centuries in Test cricket.
  • By scoring his 35th Test century against Sri Lanka in the second Test at this location in 2005, Sachin Tendulkar surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s previous mark of 34 Test centuries.

How is the Pitch being played?

The Feroz Shah Kotla pitch has largely been batting-friendly over the years. However, the Kotla pitch received harsh criticism in December 2009 after an ODI between India and Sri Lanka had to be postponed.

Following incidents of appallingly uneven bounce off the pitch, the pitch was judged unsafe and inappropriate. When the match administrators concluded that the game couldn’t be continued due to the players’ safety, Sri Lanka were 83 for 5.

According to the match referee’s report on the contest, the stadium faced a one- to two-year suspension. The stadium would not have been able to host any games during the 2011 season if the suspension had been longer than 14 months.

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