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IPL Extras: Ponting joins Mumbai Indians on 'advisory role'

Last updated on: April 27, 2014 18:46 IST

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Australia's two-time World Cup winning captain, Ricky Ponting has joined Mumbai Indians on an 'advisory role' in the seventh Indian Premier League.

One of the best batsman of the modern era, Ponting was part of the victorious Mumbai Indians side last season and had led the team in the first few outings before handing over the reins to current captain Rohit Sharma.

Ponting will be with the team for the last two matches of the UAE leg.

"I am looking forward to working with Mumbai Indians once again," said Ponting after interacting with the team upon arrival in Dubai.

"I had a fantastic season last summer and understand how passionate our players are towards the franchise. I believe we have the fire in us and we will strive hard to put our best."


Image: Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pietersen
Photographs: BCCI

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Nic Maddinson and Nathan Coulter-Nile today joined Dwayne Bravo in the list of players to have been ruled out of the ongoing seventh edition of Indian Premier League due to injuries.

The IPL technical committee has approved replacements of these three players for the 2014 season of the cash-rich event.

"Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings), Nic Maddinson (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (Delhi Daredevils) have all suffered injuries which mean that they will play no further part in the season," the IPL said in a statement.

"In accordance with the IPL Player Regulations, the three franchises may take a replacement player from the list of 798 players who registered for the 2014 IPL Player Auction but were not taken in the auction," it added.

Bravo is out with a shoulder problem, Coulter-Nile is suffering from a hamstring problem and Maddinson is also injured.


Image: Nathan Coulter-Nile
Photographs: BCCI

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