Delhi Daredevils is now Delhi Capitals

Delhi Daredevils player Shreyas Iyer during s practice session in New Delhi. File photo   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Delhi Daredevils will now play as Delhi Capitals, with a new logo and team colours, in the next edition of the Indian Premier League. The new identity of the Delhi franchise was unveiled here on Tuesday.

The support staff of Delhi Capitals, to be led by Shreyas Iyer, would comprise of Ricky Ponting (head coach), Mohammad Kaif (assistant coach), James Hopes (bowling coach). Pravin Amre would be in-charge of talent scouting.

“We, at JSW Sports, are proud to be associated with the capital city of India and wanted our team, our players, our fans to wear that fact with pride,” said Parth Jindal, co-owner and chairman, Delhi Capitals.

Kiran Kumar Grandhi, co-owner, Delhi Capitals said, “The new name symbolises Delhi’s identity and just like the city, we are aiming to be the centre of all action going forward.”

New idealogy

In a message, Ponting observed, “I have been through a lot of ups and downs in my time as a cricketer, and have realised how important it is to sometimes take a step back and start afresh.

“A new ideology and approach can do wonders towards revitalising a team, renewing their energy and spirit, which will in turn permeate into the team’s performances. Our team currently has all these in abundance and our goal is to achieve our new vision.”

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