The most anticipated cash-rich IPL (Indian Premier League) is all set to start from 23rd March with the first match being played between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Eight teams will battle to win the tournaments, this year Delhi based franchise has changed its team from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi capitals. The Delhi team has never won an IPL tournament and has consistently performed badly, and now they will be looking to win this season of IPL with their new name and start a new beginning.
Capitals have also appointed Sourav Ganguly as their new advisor for the 2019 season and he will work closely with 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 have 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.
“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.