Rishabh Pant: Ready to host Rishabh Pant at Arun Jaitley Stadium during IPL matches: DDCA director | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Director of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Shyam Sharma said the association is ready to welcome the Delhi Capitals star and Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pants at the Arun Jaitley Stadium for his team’s home games in the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
The DDCA is willing to support the recovering cricketer’s visit to the stadium, including creating a special ramp for him. Pant is currently recovering from injuries sustained in a horrific car accident last year.
IPL 2023 starts on Friday with a clash between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad.
Delhi Capitals will kick off their IPL campaign against Lucknow Super Giants from April 1. DC will play their first home game against Gujarat Titans on April 4 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

“We are ready to welcome Rishabh Pant to the ground if he is feeling well and Delhi capitals permitting. We will take care of everything for him whether it is picking him up from home or bringing him back. We will also create a special ramp up to the dugout for its access,” Sharma told ANI.
Ricky Ponting has expressed his desire to have Rishabh Pant under cover for all home games.
“I’ve spoken to Rishabh a bit. We’re hoping to bring him in this season. I would love to have him at all of our home games. Having him in our dugout or in our dressing room will be very special. However, David Warner do a great job. He has been a successful franchise cricket captain in the past. He is also delighted to lead the team,” Ponting said as quoted by Delhi Capitals.
In the previous season, the Delhi Capitals finished fifth in the points table with seven wins and an equal number of losses with a total of 14 points. They narrowly missed out on a playoff spot.

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The Delhi Capitals had earlier announced David Warner as captain for the season, replacing Pant.
Versatile Axar Patel was named vice-captain of the team. The franchise has also announced former India captain Sourav Ganguly as the franchise’s director of cricket. Ganguly has also been associated with Delhi Capitals in the past in a mentor role during the 2019 season. Delhi Capitals are likely to sign Bengal. Abishek Porel replacing Pant ahead of IPL 2023, ESPNcricinfo reported.
Porel’s signing, which has yet to be officially confirmed, follows a number of practice matches during a week-long training camp in New Delhi.
(With ANI entries)


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