The GMR Group successfully bid the Delhi franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in a closely-contested auction conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. The GMR Group had marked its presence earlier in the Capital by modernizing and restructuring of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Delhi franchise of IPL is an extension of its commitment to build social assets in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Keeping in tune with the passion, fighting spirit and dynamism of the people of the celebrated city of Delhi, GMR Sports Pvt Ltd, had named its team Delhi Daredevils. GMR Sports Pvt Ltd will continue to reflect the spirit of Delhi.

In 2013, Delhi Daredevils played two IPL matches in its second home city, Raipur, at the invitation of the Government of Chhattisgarh. In the six seasons it has participated so far, the team has made it to the semi-finals in 2008 and 2009 IPL, and to the playoffs of IPL and to the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 in 2012.

GMR Sports Pvt Ltd believes that sports in general and cricket in particular provides an important connect with the community at large. Promoting and nurturing potential talent at the grass-root level in around the Capital has been its social objective. As custodian of the Delhi Daredevils, the GMR Sports Pvt Ltd dedicates itself to promoting the game.

The Daredevils School Cup, launched in NCR in 2012, is one such initiative. A number of boys were selected from there for a special camp and to be nets-bowlers for the Delhi Daredevils in 2013. The Dare to Care initiative in partnership with UNICEF was aimed at creating awareness on issues faced by adolescent girls in India.