In 2009, the ground was banned for 1 year by ICC (International Cricket Council), as match referee reported the ground to be unfit for hosting any match. Later, in 2011, it was re-opened as a top venue for hosting World Cup matches.
At this ground, team India has won each of the Test matches played in a span of 28 years, and ODI matches played in 10 years (as of 2016).
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is one of the finest cricket venues in India. The ground has witnessed many cricketers setting and breaking records and some of the records that still hold. It was established in 1883 and has hosted the first international match in 1948 between India and West Indies. It has significantly hosted major cricket matches of all the three Cricket World Cups, hosted by India. Located next to the Eden Gardens, it is the second oldest active cricket ground in India that was formerly known as "Willingdon Pavilion", owned and governed by DDCA (Delhi District CricketAssociation). It has been the stamping ground of the IPL team Delhi Daredevils since 2008.
In 2005, during a Test match against Pakistan, Anil Kumble made a world record by taking all 10 wickets for 74 in the fourth inning, becoming the second cricketer in the world to take all 10 wickets in an inning (first being Jim Laker).
In 1981, Geoff Boycott surpassed the record Test aggregate of Gary Sobers, in a match hosted by the ground.
This is the cricket ground, where Sunil Gavaskar with his 29th Test century in 1983-84 season, equaled the number of Test centuries of Sir Don Bradman.
In 2005, prominent cricketer Sachin Tendulkar broke Sunil Gavaskar’s Test cricket century record at the stadium with his 35th century.
Former Indian cricketers Ghulam Ahmed and Hemu Adhikari made a world record of scoring 109 runs at the 10th wicket partnership while playing against team Pakistan.
In 1969, during a test match against Australia, Erapalli Prasanna, and Bishen Singh Bedi took 18 wickets and recorded a historic win over Australia by 7 wickets.