Delhi Capitals To Release Sarfaraz Khan, Manish Pandey Ahead Of IPL 2024 Auction

The Delhi Capitals have reportedly decided to part ways with Indian batters Sarfaraz Khan and Manish Pandey ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Delhi franchise will be focusing on acquiring fresh talent to strengthen the team for the upcoming season.

The Delhi-based franchise had a disastrous campaign in the last edition of the tournament, finishing in ninth place in the 10-team points table. The team managed to secure just five victories out of 14 matches. The team also made changes to their coaching staff.

Delhi Capitals To Release Sarfaraz Khan And Manish Pandey

A Times of India journalist took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce the departure of Sarfaraz Khan and Manish Pandey from the Capitals’ squad. The decision indicates a strategic move by the franchise, possibly aimed at acquiring new talent during the auction.

Some @ipl news: @DelhiCapitals have decided to part ways with Sarfaraz Khan and Manish Pandey. No trading done. Looking to buy new talent from auction pool,” Basu tweeted.

The IPL auction is set to take place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19, marking the first time it will be held outside India. The BCCI informed all ten franchises that the deadline for releasing the list of retained players has been extended to November 26.

Rishabh Pant Will Play In The IPL Next Season – Sourav Ganguly

Director of Cricket for the Delhi Capitals Sourav Ganguly provided a positive update on Rishabh Pant‘s recovery, stating he will participate in the IPL 2024. Ganguly said that Pant won’t be practicing at the trials, but he is expected to be in even better shape by January.

“He’s (Pant) good now. He will play in the IPL next season. Rishabh won’t be practicing here though (at the trials). There’s still time for him to get down to practice. By January (2024), he’ll get even better,” Ganguly said.

“We were talking about the team. He is the captain, so he put in his views regarding the upcoming auction. That’s the reason he has come here, to finalize certain aspects related to the team,” he further added.

IPL 2024 Remaining Purse

  • Punjab Kings: ₹12.20 crore
  • Mumbai Indians: ₹50 lakh
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: ₹6.55 crore
  • Gujarat Titans: ₹4.45 crore
  • Delhi Capitals: ₹4.45 crore
  • Lucknow Super Giants: ₹3.55 crore
  • Rajasthan Royals: ₹3.35 crore
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: ₹1.75 crore
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: ₹1.65 crore
  • Chennai Super Kings: ₹1.5 crore

Also read: Rishabh Pant Attends Delhi Capitals Camp In Kolkata, Likely To Play Practice Games: Report


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