IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals rope in former India skipper Sourav Ganguly as advisor

Sudhir Gupta 15:10 14/03/2019
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Ganguly (r) will serve as the Delhi Capitals advisor in IPL 2019.

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the team advisor for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals.

In his new role, Ganguly will work closely with head coach Ricky Ponting and his support staff at Delhi in the upcoming IPL edition which begins on March 23.

“I am very pleased to come on board with the Delhi Capitals,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India (PTI).

“Having known the Jindals and the JSW Group for years, I am now excited to be a part of their latest sports venture. I am really looking forward to working with the players and the support staff.”

Formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, the franchise is still searching for their maiden IPL title. The team will be led by young Shreyas Iyer in the upcoming edition and will open their campaign away to Mumbai Indians on March 24.

Having roped in Ganguly’s expertise for the upcoming edition, Delhi are hoping to make amends for their bottom-place finish in 2018.

“Sourav is one of the most astute minds in world cricket. A lot of what we see in Indian cricket today was born because of Sourav,” Delhi Capitals chairman Parth Jindal stated.

“His aggression, positivity and never say die attitude are traits we want the Delhi Capitals team to imbibe. It is truly an honour that Sourav has chosen Delhi as his IPL team.

“I have no doubt that our team will benefit immensely from his experience, guidance and advice. Sourav has been like family to me and I am deeply humbled to have him as an advisor.”

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