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Delhi Daredevils renamed Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2019

Delhi Daredevils renamed Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2019

The franchise owners revealed the new name of the team in an event as they had built up a lot of hype for the same.

Hoping for a change in fortunes in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils franchise have now been renamed as "Delhi Capitals".

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Kiran Kumar Gandhi, CEO and MD at GMR Infrastructure, said, "We're sure this exciting partnership is going to do good for Delhi's IPL Team this season".

"We wanted this name to mean something to each and everyone from Delhi", said Parth Jindal, the director at JSW Sports at the ceremony. However, in a bid to change their luck, Delhi Daredevils have now changed to Delhi Capital ahead of the next season. However, there is already a team called "Delhi Capitals" that plays in the UBA (basketball). They have also changed the tagline of the side which now reads, "This is New Delhi". JSW Sports acquired a 50% stake in the Delhi franchise ahead of the 2018 edition of the IPL. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will continue as the coach and will be assisted by Mohammad Kaif. IPL 2019 Auction: Young All-rounder Shivam Dubey Will be on the Radar of Every Franchise, Says Sunil Gavaskar. 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.

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The team boasts of a battery of young Indian stars which include captain Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw. Shikhar Dhawan will join the side for this edition.

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