Delhi Daredevils will now play as Delhi Capitals, with a new logo and team colours, in the next edition of the Indian Premier League. However, in a bid to change their luck, Delhi Daredevils have now changed to Delhi Capital ahead of the next season.
The owners of the team-GMR Group and JSW Sports-are made this major announcement.
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"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. The franchise announced the news while unveiling their new name. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will continue as the coach and will be assisted by Mohammad Kaif. Amre's role has been redesigned to that of being a talent scout for the franchise.
According to reports JSW Sports - who bought a 50% stake in the franchise earlier this year - plan to revamp the franchise completely. They also released Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Shami and Glenn Maxwell among others and go into the auction on December 18 in Jaipur with a purse of Rs. 25.50 crore. It was local munda, recently acquired, Shikhar Dhawan who had a message through video-conferencing too.
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Coming to the core squad, they have retained Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Chris Morris and also the Nepal Spinner. DD are yet to win their maiden IPL title despite participating in all 11 editions.
They finished last in 2018, winning just five of their 14 games.
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