IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals’ Fans Miss Out On Experiencing Action Due To Security Reasons
A number of Delhi Capitals’ fans had gathered outside Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in hope of getting glimpses of their stars when they played two practice matches but their hopes were quashed as they weren’t given an entry into the stadium.
As per a report in IANS, this wasn’t possible due to security reasons.
“We too would have loved to see the fans to come in and watch the games as this is a time when the players are relaxed and they even look to interact with the fans. But the problem was lack of clearance from the police. Security is of paramount importance and that can’t be sacrificed at any cost. But in the future we will look to work this out because fans make the players who they are and we as a franchise also wish to create a loyal fan base like other teams,” a Delhi Capitals official told IANS.
This comes as a big surprise looking at how Chennai Super Kings allowed their fans to watch their favourite players during the practice match.
This has even seen the popularity of CSK go up and up, that is always reflective in each and every game they play.
The videos of fans welcoming players to the field created a storm on the internet last week.
Delhi Capitals team is now done with its pre-season camp at Feroz Shah Kotla and will soon fly to Mumbai to play Mumbai Indians in their first game on March 24 at Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi Capitals will hope to do well in this season.
They haven’t been performing well for the past few seasons and have not played an IPL final yet.
Last year, they finished their journey as the last placed team.
With just five wins in 14 matches, the team could just manage 10 points last year.
The biggest surprise came out when Gautam Gambhir decided to step down as the captain, handing over the job to Shreyas Iyer.
The Mumbaikar will continue to lead the team in this season as well.
The Delhi-based franchise made a big signing and appointed Sourav Ganguly as its advisor.
Also, the franchise roped in Shikhar Dhawan, who will be playing for the team after a decade.
Apart from that, the franchise also bought likes of Ishant Sharma, Jalaj Saxena, Nathu Singh and others.
Going into the season, all eyes will be on Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Trent Boult – who will have a key role in the team’s success.
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