GMR Group and JSW Group as the joint DC owners for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Delhi Capitals (DC) are yet to win the IPL trophy despite having some of the most promising cricketers in their ranks over the years, including the likes of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, AB de Villiers, Glenn McGrath, David Warner and many others.
There was a time when the Capitals struggled to reach the playoffs let alone winning the title. But in 2020, they turned their fortunes around by advancing to the final of the tournament. Shreyas Iyer, who is currently with the Kolkata Knight Riders, was their captain back then. But DC lost to Mumbai Indians in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Before the 2023 edition, the Capitals suffered a huge blow after Rishabh Pant was ruled out of the tournament. Earlier this year, Pant sustained multiple injuries after suffering an accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.
Thereafter, the Capitals named David Warner as their skipper. But the main problem was to find an appropriate replacement for Pant in the playing eleven. DC, therefore, picked the young and dynamic Abhishek Porel.
The Capitals, however, have tried their best to include Pant in their setup for the ongoing season. Head coach Ricky Ponting constantly said that the team will make Pant a part of their setup. Recently, Pant also visited the Arun Jaitley Stadium to witness his team’s first home match of the season.
Pant was seen sitting on the stands with Jay Shah, the honorary secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Pant also visited the Gujarat Titans dressing room where he met Shubman Gill and others.
The Capitals are in dire straits in IPL 2023, having lost all four of their matches in the tournament. They had a great chance of beating Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI), but they lost the game.
Warner has scored three half-centuries in the tournament, but his scoring rate has been concerning. Prithvi Shaw, who is looking to find his way into the Indian team, is also not in the best of form.
The Capitals have quality fast bowlers, including South Africa’s Anrich Nortje and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman. Going forward in the tournament, Warner has a challenging task at hand.
Delhi Capitals Owner | Team Details
|Team Name||Delhi Capitals|
|Current Owner||GMR Group, JSW Group|
|Bowling Coach||James Hopes|
|Assistant Coach||Ajit Agarkar|
|Assistant Coach||Pravin Amre|
|Fielding Coach||Biju George|
|Assistant Coach||Shane Watson|
|Assistant Physio||Dhananjaya Kaushik|
|Strength and Conditioning Coach||Vivek Ramakrishna|
|Strength and Conditioning Coach||Wayne Lombard|
Who is the DC Owner in IPL 2023?
GMR Group and JSW Group are the joint DC owners for IPL 2023. Back in 2008, the GMR Group, a property development company, bought the Delhi team for $84 million. Thereafter in March 2018, GMR sold 50 percent of DC’s stakes to JSW Sports for INR 550 crores. In the same, the team changed its name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals. Dhiraj Malhotra, also the former Game Development manager of the BCCI, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Capitals.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Team Brand Value
How Much Do Delhi Capitals’ Owners Earn?
As per a report published by Forbes, Delhi Capitals have a brand value of 1.035 billion dollars. The valuation of the franchise has grown quite a bit over the last couple of years ever since they started qualifying for the playoffs. In the Covid-19 pandemic, DC witnessed a 1 percent dip in their valuation, but they have managed to make a good recovery. The growth of the franchise can also seen by the fact that they signed 25 sponsors for the 2022 edition.
Delhi Capitals Sponsors in IPL 2023
Principal Sponsors: JSW, Green Panel, DP World
Associate Sponsors: GMR, Royal Stag, Jio, JBL, Zed Black, Mahindra, Galaxy Basmati Rice
Official Partners: Fancraze, BKT, Dream 11, BIRA, Fancode Shop. EUME, Jio Cinema, Bisleri, WROGN, Medulance, BIG ANI Studios, Fever 104 FM, 94.3 Radio One, Punjab Fever, HRX, KM Karan & Moin, ASIAN, Amul Organic
Exclusive Ticketing Partner: Paytm Insider, Paytm
(Source: Delhi Capitals)