The IPL is all set to start from September 19 & Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is all set to rock the cash rich league.
Tweeting on his Twitter handle Ricky wrote, “Can’t wait to start in under two weeks! The quicker it gets here, the better. All the boys are in super touch and looking forward to the challenges of IPL.” During the IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals missed the chance to grab a spot in the finals after losing to CSK in the playoffs by six wickets. This season, the Shreyas Iyer-led team looks strong with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin in their roster.
Earlier known as Delhi Daredevils the team has been a part of the league since its inaugural ceremony held in 2008. This year all the IPL matches will be played in the UAE starting from 19th September. Delhi Capitals in its official statement which was released on Sunday stated that their assistant physiotherapist is tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier twice he has tested negative during the quarantine period but unfortunately tested positive for the third test.
“He was yet to meet with and had not been in contact with any players or staff of the franchise. He was isolated immediately, and is currently at the IPL Isolation Facility in Dubai for the next 14 days, at the end of which he will have to produce two negative reports for him to be able to join the Delhi Capitals squad,” the club said in its statement. The Delhi Capitals will play their first match on September 20, against Kings XI Punjab.