Delhi Dashers

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Delhi Dashers
LeaguePremier Badminton League
Home groundSiri Fort Sports Complex, Delhi
OwnerDalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd
Head coachAjay Kanwar(Season 3)
CaptainVladimir Ivanov (Season 3)
PBL rankings1st (2016) & 3rd (2017)
WebsiteUnder Construction

Delhi Dashers (formerly known as the Delhi Acers) is one of the Badminton teams competing in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). Delhi Dashers have been a part of the PBL since its inception and their best finish arrived in the Season 2 (2016), after defeating Mumbai Rockets in the finals. Owned by Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., who became the new owners of the franchise from third season onwards, Delhi Dashers finished at the third position in the PBL season III (2017).

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. became the new owners of the Delhi Dashers franchise from the third edition (2017–18) of PBL.

About Premier Badminton League[edit]

The Premier Badminton League (PBL), sponsored by Vodafone, is an annual championship event held in India. Featuring several Indian and international badminton players, the PBL is presently running its fourth edition. The current edition of the PBL will play host to stars like Tommy Sugiarto, Viktor Axelsen, and Son Wan Ho. Nine franchise teams are competing for the PBL cup this year: Ahmedabad Smash Masters, Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Raptors, Chennai Smashers, Delhi Dashers, Hyderabad Hunters, Mumbai Rockets, North Eastern Warriors, and Pune 7 Aces.

Delhi Dashers history[edit]

Delhi Dashers (previously Delhi Acers) won the second season of the Premier Badminton League in 2016, after beating the Mumbai Rockets in the final.

In 2017-18, Delhi Dashers reached the semi-finals and finished third in the league.

Delhi Dashers home ground[edit]

The home ground of Delhi Dashers is Siri Fort Sports Complex, built and maintained by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

Delhi Dashers 2017-18 squad[edit]

The 2017-18 Delhi Dashers team was captained by H.S. Prannoy and coached by Ajay Kanwar.

Indian players[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

Delhi Dashers 2017-18 statistics[edit]

Results in the Vodafone Premier Badminton League Season 3 (2017–18)

Year Played Wins Losses Total Points Won Rank
2017-18 28 15 13 15 3

Delhi Dashers 2018-19 squad[edit]

Delhi Dashers ownership[edit]

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) is the owner of the Delhi Dashers franchise since 2017-18, the third edition of the Premier Badminton League.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited, is a leading player in cement manufacturing since 1939. It is recognized as the world's greenest cement company. With a growth rate of 26 MnT, Dalmia Bharat Cement is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in the country. Spread across nine states and 12 manufacturing units, the company manufactures super-speciality cement used for oil wells, railway sleepers and, airstrips. It also has the lowest carbon footprint in the global cement industry.

DCBL is an active supporter of sports initiatives. In addition to their ownership of the Delhi Dashers franchise, the company has also sponsored events across sports like cricket, football, badminton, and mountain biking. DCBL was also the National supporter of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, held in India.