New Delhi, Feb 19 : GMR Holdings, which owns IPL's Delhi franchise,
unveiled the logo for the team today, and named the team as 'Delhi
Daredevils' at a ceremony in Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here.
GMR-IPL official looked excited while announcing the name of the team,
saying that the name "Delhi Daredevils' is synonymous with the city's
image of pride and fearless passion".
“People in Delhi seem to be outgoing and want to do things at the
forefront and not back foot," said Yogesh Shetty, Chief Executive
Meanwhile, the demand of the Delhi team to make the dashing opener
Virender Sehwag, its iconic player, will be heard soon as the decision
of the franchisees will be announced on Wednesday.
BCCI Vice- president Rajiv Shukla said: "If the IPL governing body and
franchisees don't have any issues and if they agree to make both the
cricketers as iconic players then it is good. The plea has been
circulated to all the franchisees for their opinions to make Virendra
Sehwag and V. V. S. Laxman as icon players.”
Greg Shipperd, coach of national title-winning Victoria State in
Australia, and his assistant David Sacker have been appointed coach and
assistant-cum-trainer of the Daredevils.
The 'Delhi Daredevils' was shortlisted from other names including Delhi Mughals that was suggested Delhiites in the SMS voting.
Delhi Daredevils will play their first match against Jaipur at Kotla on April 19.
Over 80 international cricketers are expected to feature in a player
"auction" in Mumbai on Wednesday with each franchise allowed a cap of 5
The eight franchises, which spent over 718 million dollars to get the team rights, will be present at the auction.
They are Mumbai team (Mukesh Ambani), Bangalore (Vijay Mallya), Kolkata
(Shah Rukh Khan), Chandigarh (Preity Zinta), Jaipur (Emerging Media),
Hyderabad (Deccan Chronicle), Chennai (India Cements) and Delhi (GMR
While each team will be allowed to register a maximum of eight foreign players, only four will be able to play in the XI.
In the tournament, based on Twenty20 matches, 59 matches will be played in 44 days starting April 18. (ANI)