Sehwag to lead IPL's 'Daredevils'

Updated: 20 February 2008 07:32 IST

The national capital's Indian Premier League cricket team will be known as Delhi Daredevils, the team's franchise GMR Holdings announced on Tuesday

Sehwag to lead IPL's 'Daredevils'
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New Delhi:

Virender Sehwag, though his 'icon' status is still pending, is all set to lead 'Delhi Daredevils' in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting in April.

GMR Holdings, which owns IPL's Delhi franchise, on Tuesday unveiled the logo and the name of the Twenty20 outfit at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium, where the side takes on its Jaipur counterpart in its April 19 IPL opener.

"The Twenty20 extravaganza combines both cricket and entertainment and we see it more as a community venture that links the Delhiites with our company," GMR-IPL CEO Yogesh Shetty said.

The team has also roped in Victoria coach Greg Shippard as its coach, while TA Shekhar, chief coach at the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai, has been appointed to look after its cricket operations.

"We have requested the IPL Governing Council to grant Sehwag the 'icon' status so that he can lead this side. Though it has not been finalised, he would lead the team if our request is considered," Senior Director of the GMR group B Vanchi said.

Shekhar later revealed that among others, the team was eyeing the Delhi Ranji trio of Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia and Shikhar Dhawan.

"In the mandatory under-22 category, we have identified Viraat Kohli, Pradeep Sangwan and Tanmay Srivastava of UP," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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