IPL 2021: Coach Ponting arrives in Mumbai to join Delhi Capitals squad : Former Australian skipper and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting arrived here on Monday to join the team’s squad for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, beginning April 9.
Delhi Capitals posted a picture of Ponting, announcing his arrival in Mumbai for the IPL 2021. “@RickyPonting is here. We repeat RICKY IS HERE. Glad to have you back, Coach,” Delhi Capitals tweeted.
.@RickyPonting is here 🤩
We repeat 👉🏼 RICKY IS HERE 🗣️
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 29, 2021
Earlier in the day, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, all-rounder Axar Patel and West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer assembled at Delhi Capitals’ team hotel in Mumbai.”The players will be in quarantine for one week,” the franchise said in a statement.
Also, England pacer Chris Woakes arrived in Mumbai on Monday to link up with Delhi Capitals.
As per BCCI’s SOPs for IPL 2021, all players (except for those from the India-England series), support staff, and management entering the bubble need to undergo a seven-day quarantine in their hotel rooms.
Every individual will be tested multiple times during this period, and upon returning the negative results, they will be allowed to come out of their rooms and commence outdoor training and practice sessions.
On Sunday, the Delhi-based franchise announced the appointment of former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra as the team’s assistant coach. On his appointment, Ratra in a statement, said: “I am honoured to join Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach. This is a very exciting team to work with, abundant with talent. I can’t wait to meet the team and contribute to its success. I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”
Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.