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Delhi Daredevils renamed to Delhi Capitals
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Delhi Daredevils renamed to Delhi Capitals

The new owners of the Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils have renamed the side Delhi Capitals. The franchise representing the Indian capital has never won the IPL and finished last in the previous season.

The team will continue to support the old red and blue colours but added three roaring tigers to a new logo unveiled in the national capital.

Mumbai-based JSW Sports bought a 50 percent stake early this year and said they would retain Australian coach Ricky Ponting and captain Shreyas Iyer for the 2019 season.

"Delhi is the power centre of the country, it is the capital, therefore the name Delhi Capitals," JSW director Parth Jindal said.

"With (Shikhar) Dhawan, we have got more solidity at the top. And the young guys who have been with us (Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant) are doing well for India. The captain and coach are the same, there is continuity there," he added.

Delhi have US$3.5 million to spend at the IPL auction on December 18 in Jaipur ahead of the tournament in April and May next year.

The 2019 tournament could be held partially or wholly outside India depending on the date of the country's general election. The 2009 (wholly) and 2014 (partially) editions of the tournament were held in South Africa and the UAE due to dates clash with the general elections.