JSW-GMR co-owned IPL franchise Delhi Capitals today launched the official jersey for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023), during the Savera Run for Good event in New Delhi on Sunday.
The running event was conducted by the Savera Association in collaboration with Artkonnect Management Pvt. Ltd. and #RunWithReeti.
A few Delhi Capitals players – Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Aman Khan and Pravin Dubey unveiled the official jersey before a group of underprivileged children from the Savera Association became the first beneficiaries of the Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 jersey.
The franchise has retained the blue and red combination, but the design is different this year.
Earlier, DC used red even on the chest, but this year, the red is only on the shoulder while the front and back of the jersey are completely blue.
“Mood after looking at our #IPL2023 threads. #YehHaiNayiDilli ki Nayi Jersey,” DC captioned the photo in which David Warner, Axar Patel and Prithvi Shaw can be seen wearing it.
An infographic was shared by DC on its social media accounts in which the franchise explained the significance of the colour combination and the design elements.
“A lighter, red tone and a part of the vermillion colour family, it often signifies a fresh, fierce beginning, just like ours for the season ahead,” DC described why it opted for the colour red on the shoulders.
Explaining the importance of the blue colour scheme, it said, “A bolder, medium dark shade of cyan-blue that stands for liveliness, energy and youth resembling the Capitals philosophy.”
There is also a Tiger print on the jersey.
“Our identity on and off the field, showing our fearless attitude and courageous approach in the face of every challenge ahead,” read the description of the DC Tigers.
Speaking about the new jersey, fast bowler Chetan Sakariya said, “I really like the feel of the jersey. We are currently working on our fitness and all the players have come into the DC camp after playing in the domestic season. Everyone is in good form.”
Meanwhile, batter Ripal Patel said, “The energy in the Delhi Capitals jersey launch event was really good. The new jersey is well made. The mood in the Delhi Capitals camp is great and we are preparing well for the upcoming IPL season.”
The Savera Association looks to bring about a change in the lives of underprivileged children by providing good education and medical facilities to them.
The Indian Premier League 2023 season will begin on 31st March 2023. The Delhi Capitals will be up against Lucknow Super Giants in their season opener in an away game on 1st April 2023.