Sourav Ganguly, India’s one of the most successful captains and Cricket Administrator, has joined the Delhi Capitals franchise of the Indian Premier League as an Advisor.
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In his new role, Ganguly will work closely with the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting, and guide the team in its quest to bring the IPL trophy to Delhi.
Called by his fans as “Dada”, Ganguly is among the best Captains for the Indian Cricket team. When match fixing saga hit Indian Cricket, Sourav Ganguly along with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid supported in Indian Cricket’s recovery from one of the darkest phases it went into. He’s a reputation of developing a team from a group of youngsters, like he did in International cricket as Indian Captain.
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“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.”
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“It is truly an honour that Sourav (Sourav Ganguly) 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,” said Parth Jindal, Chairman, Delhi Capitals.
The Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals team will kick-start their season against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, 24th March 2019, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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They will play their first home match on Tuesday, 26th March 2019, when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.