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Arun Jaitley Stadium New Delhi, India

Arun Jaitley StadiumDelhi District Cricket Association (DDCA)
Feroz Shah Kotla ground
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002

Phone No. +91 11 2331 9323
Also or formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla
Established 1883
Capacity 55,000
Flood Light Yes
End Name Stadium End, Pavilion End

Records and statistics
First TestIndia v West Indies, 10-14, Nov 1948
Last TestIndia v Australia, 17-19, Feb 2023
First ODIIndia v Sri Lanka, 15-Sep-1982
Last ODIBangladesh v Sri Lanka, 06-Nov-2023
First T20IEngland v Afghanistan, 23-Mar-2016
Last T20IIndia v South Africa, 09-Jun-2022

Founded in 1883, Arun Jaitley Stadium (previously known as Feroz Shah Kotla ground) is the second oldest international cricket stadium in India, the first being Kolkata's Eden Gardens. Turned up in New Delhi, the stadium is the home ground of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. It staged its first Test in the 1948-49 season

On 12 September 2019, the stadium was renamed in memory of former Finance Minister and former DDCA President Arun Jaitley.The decision to name the stadium after the politician, who was once the president of DDCA and also the vice-president of the BCCI came after he died on 24 August 2019.

With a capacitance of 40,000 spectators, the stadium is famed for its cauldron-like ambiance. The stadium has been Indian national team's most successful Test ground with just six losses out of 24 games at Kotla (till 1st Oct, 2015).

How does the pitch play?
The pitch was deemed unfit and dangerous after instances of atrocious uneven bounce off the pitch. Sri Lanka was 83 for 5 when the match officials decided that the game couldn't be extended further, owing to players' safety.

Along with the match referee's report on the game, the stadium was in peril of getting cast out for a period of 1-2 years. A ban of more than 14 months would have visited the stadium lose out on hosting any games during the 2011 World Cup. Nevertheless, the ICC decided to banish it for only 12 months, paving the way for Kotla to go through with staging its four World Cup games, including India's game against the Netherlands.

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