According to news agency PTI, which cited IPL sources, Sourav Ganguly, a former president of the BCCI, is in line to become the director of cricket for Delhi Capitals. Before becoming the BCCI president, the former India captain worked with the team as an adviser during the 2019 IPL season.

“Sourav will return to the Delhi Capitals starting this year, yes. The debates and negotiations are over.

Under the condition of anonymity, an IPL insider following events told PTI, “He has worked with the franchise, has a high level of familiarity with owners, and if he would have worked in IPL, it would have always been with DC.”

Along with the ILT20 squad Dubai Capitals and the SA T230 league club Pretoria Capitals, Ganguly will supervise the franchise’s whole cricket division.

Former captain of the Sahara Pune Warriors and Kolkata Knight Riders, Ganguly left the Indian cricket governing body in October of last year after his mandates as board president expired.

The former opening batter and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting are expected to reunite. Ganguly and Ponting played together for the first time in the IPL for KKR in the inaugural season after being competitors on the cricket field. In the IPL 2019, the two met up in DC, where Ponting served as the club’s head coach and Ganguly as the team mentor.

Together with Ponting, Ganguly will actively contribute to the development of a strong core for DC in the IPL 2023. As numerous sources have indicated that regular DC skipper Rishabh Pant is unlikely to play in the whole IPL 2023, their first task would be to have a backup leader ready.

On December 30, Pant was involved in an automobile accident while he was on his way to Roorkee, his hometown. His forehead, back, right knee, wrist, and ankle were all hurt. The left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper are now being treated at a Dehradun hospital.

While there has been no official confirmation on the time it will take for Pant to recover and start playing cricket again, the ligament tear on his right knee is likely to take about two months to heal, which practically rules him out of the Australia Test series and also for the initial week of IPL.