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Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi is one of the best Cricket Stadiums in India. The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is named in honor of Feroz Shah Tughlaq who was the Emperor of Delhi. Established in the year 1883, this stadium was also popularly known as the Willingdon Pavilion. Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium is owned by the Delhi District Cricket Association.

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium hosted the first cricket test match after India gained Independence. The cricket match was played between India and West Indies from 10 November to 14 November in 1948. The first ODI in the stadium was played between India and Sri Lanka on 15th September in the year 1982.

Over the passing years several grand cricket performances have been witnessed in the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. In the historic year 1952 test match against Pakistan Ghulam Ahmed and Hemu Adhikari together made 109 runs for the tenth wicket. In the 1965 match against New Zealand S Venkataraghavan took 8 wickets for 72 and 4 wickets for 80 runs.

Another notable performance at the Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi was made in the year 1999. In this match Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in an inning. This match was played against Pakistan.

Achievements at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium:

  • In a test match between West Indies and India , West Indies scored 644/8 in the year 1958-59 which is the highest test total so far for this stadium.
  • In a One day International match against India, Pakistan made the highest ODI total of 303 runs in the year 2004-2005.

    Facts and Figures:

  • Name of the stadium: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
  • Address: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
  • Managed by : Delhi District Cricket Association

    Last Updated on 24 August 2012