Hampshire County Cricket Club: Delhi Capitals in talks for stake

Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals is reportedly in talks to part ways with Hampshire County Cricket Club. Hampshire’s majority shareholder, Rod Bransgrove, is reportedly close to completing a deal with DC co-owner GMR Group. If an agreement is reached, it will be a historic moment. Because Hampshire will become the first county club to be owned by a foreign franchise.

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Bransgrove has reportedly played a key role in Hampshire’s progress so far. During his tenure he brought about changes including the development of the Ageas Bowl. This venue is all set to create history by hosting the Ashes Test in 2027. And it is also ready to host Tests against India in 2029 and 2030.

GMR holds a 50 percent stake in Delhi Capitals in both the IPL and the Women’s Premier League. While the remaining 50 percent stake belongs to another Indian conglomerate JSW Group. GMR owns Dubai Capitals in the UAE ILT20. JSW, on the other hand, owns Delhi franchise Pretoria Capitals, which participates in South Africa’s SA20.

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