Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday appointed advisor of Delhi Capitals for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.
In his new role, Ganguly will work closely with the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting.
“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.”
Delhi Capitals has never won the IPL.
“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,” said Delhi Capitals chairman Parth Jindal.
The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals will kickstart its season against Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium. The team will play its first home match on March 26, against defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.