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Feroz Shah Kotla will have two stands named after two former Indian cricketers

Feroz Shah Kotla will have two stands named after two former Indian cricketers

The Delhi and District Cricket Association(DDCA) has decided to pay tribute to former Indian cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath by naming two stands in Feroz Shah Stadium after them during the DDCA annual conclave on November 29. The 71-year-old former Indian spinner will also be a keynote speaker on the auspicious occasion.
In the event, all the players who have captained Delhi at some point of their career will be felicitated along with inaugurating the renovated MAK Pataudi ‘Hall of Fame’.
While ex-cricketers such as Chetan Chauhan, Madan Lal, Manoj Prabhakar are deemed to be honoured, present cricketers including the likes of Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli will be credited after they decide to hang up their boots.
Anjum Chopra, a Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee, will also be honoured by naming a gate in her name. Notably, she will be the second cricketer after Virender Sehwag after whom a gate will be honoured.
The dressing room of the home team will be renamed as Raman Lamba Dressing Room – Raman Lamba being a former batsman who died after getting hit on the head by a Bangladeshi bowler, while Prakash Bharti, the first Test cricketer from Delhi, will be tributed by naming the visiting team dressing room after him.
DDCA will also take the honour to pay homage to veteran coaches Gurcharan Singh and Tarak Sinha for their immense contributions over the years.