Former India captain and ex-BCCI President will return to Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise in the upcoming IPL 2023, PTI reported. The former India captain had stepped down from the BCCI president's post in October.
Ganguly will also oversee all the cricket verticals of the franchise along with the ILT20 team Dubai Capitals and the SA 20 league side Pretoria Capitals.
“Yes, Sourav will be back with Delhi Capitals from this year. The discussions and modalities are over. He has worked with the franchise, shares a good comfort level with owners and if he would have worked in IPL, it would have always been with DC,” an IPL source said as per PTI.
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Ganguly was previously associated with the Delhi franchise as a mentor before taking over as the BCCI president in 2019.
Ganguly is expected to play an active role along with head coach Ricky Ponting in building a solid core for DC in IPL 2023. Their immediate job will be to have a backup captain ready as multiple reports have suggested that regular DC skipper Rishabh Pant is unlikely to take part in the entire IPL 2023 due to his recent accident.