NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced that former India Captain Sourav Ganguly will be the advisor for the team in this year’s Indian Premier League edition.
He was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 and he was part of the team for three seasons.
Ganguly finished his IPL career with Pune Warriors in 2013.
“I am very pleased to come on board with the Delhi Capitals. I am looking forward to working with the players and the support staff” Ganguly said.
The team had a poor showing in last few editions of the tournament and failed to reach the play-off stage.
Sourav Ganguly, in his new role, will work closely with the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting.
The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals will kickstart its season against Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium and will play its first home match on March 26, against defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
The Delhi franchise, which was previously known as the Delhi Daredevils, has never won an IPL title.