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Viv Richards signs on with Delhi Daredevils

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April 20, 2013

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Viv Richards has signed on with Delhi Daredevils as their ambassador, IPL, April 20, 2013
Viv Richards: "It will be a great experience for me to be (the players') sounding board and inspire them to deliver quality performances" © Delhi Daredevils
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Viv Richards, the former West Indies captain, has joined the Delhi Daredevils as the team's ambassador. He will also have an "advisory role" with the franchise, who are all but out of the running this season, having lost their first six matches.

"I am looking forward to working with the Delhi Daredevils this season," Richards, one of the game's greatest batsman, said after interacting with the team. "I know the team has many players of proven quality and others who have immense talent and hunger to succeed at this level and higher. It will be a great experience for me to be their sounding board and inspire them to deliver quality performances."

Daredevils team mentor TA Sekar said the plan had been to sign on Richards before the season began. "There are a number of youngsters in the squad who can make the most of the opportunity to interact with Sir Viv and evolve as cricketers," Sekar said. "He was keen to be with the team at the start of the season but he had prior commitments and could join us only now."

This will be Richards' first stint with an IPL team.


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Posted by jaswant on (April 24, 2013, 12:58 GMT)

Sehwag's old form has come to life.Vivian has nothing to do with that.Sehwag has been a world class batsman,everyone goes thorough a phase where they experience the bitterness of failure.

Posted by John on (April 22, 2013, 9:06 GMT)

Now DD gets the real Sir, after CSK's Sir Jaddu.

Posted by Dummy4 on (April 21, 2013, 12:26 GMT)

the greatest batsman of his time....

Posted by Ray on (April 21, 2013, 11:13 GMT)

Funny world. Sir Vivian was just down in Melbourne, Australia in an advisory or bench-coach capacity for a T20 club. Now here he is off to India to take on a similar role. However, no work at home. It has been said that (quote): "He's too rough on the players." In the Caribbean, the eschewing of some of their own, is par for the course.

Posted by Lovetesh on (April 21, 2013, 9:58 GMT)

DD is virtually out of this year's tournament. They are just the party poppers now. Whoever gets defeated by them will struggle to push for top 4 places. Although Viv addition is a good thing for them to happen.

Posted by Anand on (April 21, 2013, 9:05 GMT)

Wish best of luck to Sir Viv Richards , Sehwag & Delhi. All of you who don't like them don't bother to see today's match. Ferozshah Kotla is going to have fireworks today.

Posted by vas on (April 21, 2013, 8:50 GMT)

If DD can lose 6 matches in a row, they can win 6 matches in a row as well. They have the talent to beat any team. Hope Viv brings much needed luck into DD camp.

Posted by Vasudevan on (April 21, 2013, 7:33 GMT)

Sir Viv can only help by playing in the DD eleven, he cannot provide any direction to sloppy captaincy and shoddy performance.

Posted by Tom on (April 21, 2013, 6:38 GMT)

I guess he'll bat at first drop?

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