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Delhi Capitals Appoints Sourav Ganguly As Advisor Ahead Of IPL 2019

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| March 14 , 2019 , 18:04 IST

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was appointed by Delhi Capitals on Thursday in the capacity as an advisor for the rechristened IPL franchise ahead of the 2019 season.

The 46-year-old will join the Delhi Capitals 10 days ahead of IPL 2019 and will work with the management led by Ricky Ponting, their head coach. This massive development was confirmed by the team on its official Twitter account.

The duo led their countries and will now look to lead the capital side. It will be interesting to see how the team benefits from this association as Delhi Capitals earlier called as Delhi Daredevils have never won the IPL.

"I am very pleased to come on board with the Delhi Capitals," Ganguly said, on his association. "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."

“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. 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.

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“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,” said Delhi Capitals chairman Parth Jindal.

Captained by Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals will start their campaign on March 24 when they take the field against three-time champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.