The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) is scheduled to unveil a stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla which will be renamed after Virat Kohli on Thursday. The entire Indian cricket team is expected to be a part of this ceremony.
A senior board member broke the news to news agency IANS that the team will be present at the unveiling ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Weightlifting Auditorium of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
“The boys will be there when DDCA unveils the stand in Kohli’s name. The boys are assembling in the capital on Thursday before heading to Dharamsala on Friday,” the functionary told IANS.
Meanwhile, team India led by Virat Kohl will be taking on the touring side South Africa in the opening match of the T20I series on Sunday. They will then be moving to Mohali for their second encounter on 18 September before contesting in the final match in Bengaluru on 22 September.
Notably, the South African team have already arrived in the country and post a disappointing World Cup campaign, in which they failed to make it to the final four, they would be eager to perform well under newly-appointed captain Quinton de Kock.
South African speedster Kagiso Rabada has already expressed his excitement for the series. “Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again,” he posted on Twitter.
Following the three-match T20I series, there will be a three-match Test Series. This will also imply that South Africa will begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign against India and would look to beat India at their home ground.
Fans are expecting some riveting cricket action from India’s home season.