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Delhi Daredevils Rename Franchise to Delhi Capitals

06 December 2018
Delhi Daredevils Rename Franchise to Delhi Capitals

The new identity of the Delhi franchise was unveiled here on Tuesday.

Delhi Capitals will sport a new logo and crest for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.

The owners of the team-GMR Group and JSW Sports-are set to make this major announcement in a glitzy function in Delhi today evening. Ahead of the 2019 IPL auctions, the Delhi Daredevils released former captain Gautam Gambhir and a host of global stars which include Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell and Liam Plunkett, along with Indian paceman Mohammed Shami. In the United States, there is an ice hockey team called Washington Capitals, which plays in the National Hockey League. Owner of Delhi team, GMR group entered into a 50-50 partnership with Mumbai-based steel company Jindal South West (JSW) Sports for the ownership of the team in 2018. Going by the tagline "A New Delhi Rises", the event was broadcast live on its official Instagram and Facebook pages too. JSW Sports acquired a 50% stake in the Delhi franchise ahead of the 2018 edition of the IPL.

Mohammed Kaif was earlier named as the team's assistant coach while Ricky Ponting continues to be the head coach of the team. They have made the trading with Sunrisers Hyderabad to grab the services of Shikhar Dhawan as well. The side boasts of some fine young talent in skipper Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. The team finished as one the semifinalists in the opening two editions but since then, they have made it to the play-offs only once (way back in 2012) in nine years.