The DDCA will even name the stadium after former president Arun Jaitley. Interestingly, the players are requested to be present in traditional clothes in the function. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) will be unveiling a stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday along with the whole team will be there to witness the momentous event. The DDCA will even name the stadium after former president Arun Jaitley. Interestingly, the players are requested to be present in traditional clothes in the function.
Speaking to IANS, a senior board functionary verified that the boys are asked to dress in traditional clothes for the twin ceremony that will take place in the Weightlifting Auditorium of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital.
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“The boys are sent a email asking them to wear traditional clothes. They’ll be present when DDCA unveils the stand in Kohli’s title and the scene is named after former DDCA president and BCCI Vice President Jaitley. The boys are building in the capital on Thursday before going to Dharamsala on Friday,” the functionary said.
Kohli and boys play with Quinton de Kock’s guys in the opening game of this T20I series on Sunday before going to Mohali for the next game that will be played on September 18.
The Proteas have already arrived in the nation and following the disappointment of the World Cup, they are trying to start afresh with de Kock named skipper for the T20I series in place of Faf du Plessis.
Pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has already made his enthusiasm known on Twitter as he wrote:”Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again.”
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The team management, in addition to the senior selection committee, has been very careful in handling the workload of their players.
The T20I series will be followed by three Tests, which will see South Africa start their campaign in the World Test Championship.