IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals confirm Dhiraj Malhotra as new CEO

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Delhi Capitals have announced their new leadership team with Dhiraj Malhotra as the Chief Executive Officer and Srinath TB as Head of Operations.

Dhiraj will replace Hemant Dua, who had stepped down as the Delhi Daredevils’ CEO in August last year. The franchisee has since been named Delhi Capitals. The seasoned sports administrator though had taken over his role with the Indian Premier League Delhi franchisee sometime back.

In December 2018, the Delhi-based franchise had unveiled its new identity. The appointment of the new leadership team is in continuation with the team’s renewed vision towards building the club’s brand prowess as they go into the 12th season of Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals have stated in a Press release.

“We are delighted to have Dhiraj and Srinath on board to lead the Delhi Capitals’ day-to-day business and operations. As a team, we are seeking a fresh approach and the franchise’s direction has been entrusted in two outstanding individuals who will take it forward on and off the pitch basis the vast experience that they come with,” said Parth Jindal, Chairman, Delhi Capitals.

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A seasoned sports administrator, Malhotra has diversified experience of more than 24 years that includes working with International Cricket Council (ICC), Wasserman Media Group (WMG), and International Management Group (IMG) among others.

“I am honoured that the Delhi Capitals’ ownership team has entrusted me to lead their franchise’s mandate. I am keen to build our focus on performance and connect back to our fans from Delhi. We have a stellar team this year and have the potential to really make a mark this season.” said Dhiraj Malhotra, CEO, Delhi Capitals, on his new role.

Malhotra’s first association with IPL was in 2008 when he was appointed as Tournament Director. He held similar positions in Indian Super League (ISL), Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and also served as an advisor to Hockey India League. Malhotra also served the Indian Army and was awarded Shaurya Chakra by the President of India in 1999 for his role in rescue operations in Kashmir.

Srinath TB joins Delhi Capitals after having played a pivotal role with the SunRisers Hyderabad since the franchise’s inception in 2013. In his role with the Hyderabad-based team, Srinath worked across functions, with an emphasis on Cricket Operations, Auction Strategy, Scouting and Analysis. Having worked in private equity and analytics in the past, Srinath decided to take the plunge and pursue his passion for sports in 2012.

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