Gautam Gambhir to have a stand named after him in Arun Jaitley stadium following months of deliberation by DDCA, says report

This move comes a few months after the plan to honour Gambhir was put on hold temporarily. The felicitation was originally scheduled to take place during 22-23 June earlier this year after members of the Apex Council unanimously decided to do as as a mark of recognition.

FirstCricket Staff, Nov 20, 2019 11:14:29 IST

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is set to be honoured with a stand named after him at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Nine of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association’s (DDCA) 16-member Apex Council, who rejected the Ombudsman’s order to reinstate Rajat Sharma as the state board’s president, have decided to now go ahead with the plan.

Gautam Gambhir to have a stand named after him in Arun Jaitley stadium following months of deliberation by DDCA, says report

File image of Gautam Gambhir. Sportzpics

“The Apex Council had approved the stand in Gautam Gambhir’s name. It was to be near the stadium end (Ambedkar football stadium),” DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was quoted as saying in The Indian Express.

The report also states that the felicitation could take place ahead of the Ranji Trophy which starts in December.

Not to forget, the decision has come three days after Rajat Sharma had quit as DDCA president on Saturday citing ‘pulls and pressures’ within the board.

In September, India captain Virat Kohli was honoured with a stand named after him in Arun Jaitley stadium.

Former India cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath also have stand in their name at the stadium.

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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2019 11:14:29 IST






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