Delhi Capitals and Satya Nadella join hands to own MLC team in US | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: IPL side Capitals of Delhi and CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella have partnered to own and “operate” the Seattle franchise in Major League Cricket (MLC), a new T20 franchise league in the United States.
The league is expected to launch in July and the team – Seattle orcas – was named after the killer whale Orca which is found in the ocean around Seattle.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the most successful teams in IPL, are also associated with the new league.

Delhi Capitals co-owner GMR Group to partner with Seattle Killer whales to help build and operate a world-class cricket team,” the MLC said in a statement.
“The Delhi Capitals have been in the IPL since 2008 (originally as the Delhi Daredevils), with six playoff appearances and a first-place finish in the 2021 regular season standings.”


Seattle Orcas’ core investor group includes nadella (Chairman and CEO of Microsoft), Soma Somasegar (Managing Director of Madrona Ventures), Samir Bodas (Co-Founder and CEO, Icertis), Ashok Krishnamurthi (Managing Partner, GreatPoint Ventures) and Sanjay Parthasarathy (Former Senior Executive at Microsoft and Avalara ).
“We are delighted to bring world-class cricket to the Pacific Northwest, which has a vibrant and passionate community of cricket and sports fans. The Orcas name and team colors pay tribute to our community. that helped create that spirit of support,” says Somasegar.

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“We are delighted to partner with Delhi Capitals co-owners GMR Group to help us kick off with the strongest team possible this summer.”
Kolkata Knight Riders were the first IPL team to enter the MLC circuit when they took over the franchise from Los Angeles.
“We see America as the new frontier for the growth of cricket around the world, and the Pacific Northwest presents us with an incredible opportunity to bring the resources of GMR Sports to the region and help the Seattle Orcas to build a team competing for the championships,” said Kiran Kumar Grandhi. , managing director and CEO of GMR Group, co-owner of Delhi Capitals.

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In the league whose final is scheduled for July 30, Seattle Orcas will join teams representing Texas, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC and San Francisco.
(With PTI inputs)


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