Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly might be returning to the IPL as Director of Cricket with the Delhi Capitals within the upcoming version, sources near the event stated on Tuesday.
The previous India captain, who stepped down from the BCCI president’s put up in October, may also oversee all of the cricket verticals of the franchise together with the ILT20 crew Dubai Capitals and the SA T20 league aspect Pretoria Capitals.
“Sure, Sourav might be again with Delhi Capitals from this 12 months. The discussions and modalities are over. He has labored with the franchise, shares consolation stage with homeowners and if he would have labored in IPL, it could have at all times been with DC,” an IPL supply monitoring the developments instructed PTI on the situation of anonymity.
It couldn’t be confirmed whether or not Ganguly could have any minority stake within the franchise co-owned by GMR and JSW teams.
Ganguly was the mentor of Delhi Capitals throughout his stint with the franchise in 2019.
It’s understood that Delhi Capitals’ current public sale picks had each head coach Ricky Ponting and Ganguly’s footprints.
The IPL franchise homeowners, with their diversification, are actually world roles for all massive names who’re related to the respective franchises.
“For those who have a look at Gautam Gambhir with Lucknow Tremendous Giants and Durban Tremendous Giants and Mahela Jayawardena with MI Emirates and MI Cape City together with Mumbai Indians, the roles have gotten various as in overseas leagues, you aren’t usually coping with identical set of gamers,” the IPL supply added.
Ganguly and Ponting are two of the sharpest cricket brains however it is going to be attention-grabbing to see how the 2 collaborate in bringing about optimum efficiency from Delhi Capitals within the IPL.
It will likely be a giant problem for each Ponting and Ganguly with common skipper Rishabh Pant all however out of IPL after his horrifying automotive accident final week.
Pant the skipper is replaceable however Pant the batter-keeper stays one of many largest game-changers regardless of his underwhelming T20 efficiency.
In actual fact, Delhi Capitals had launched Kona Bharat, who was picked on the final public sale by Gujarat Titans.
Not one of the high line Indian white-ball wicket-keepers can be found, with Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals), Ishan Kishan (MI), Wriddhiman Saha (GT), Upendra Yadav (SRH), KL Rahul (LSG) being already taken by one franchise or the opposite.
As of now, the one different out there skipper within the squad is Englishman Phil Salt.