Delhi have decided to temporarily trim their squad of 23 players to 20 with three of the domestic uncapped players being sent home as there is no immediate requirement of their services. (BCCI)
The Delhi Daredevils have decided to temporarily trim their squad of 23 players to 20 with three of the domestic uncapped players, including local boy Milind Kumar, being sent home as there is no immediate requirement of their services.
Apart from Milind, the other two players who have gone back home are Haryana off-spinner Jayant Yadav and young Karnataka medium pacer HS Sharath.
"Milind, Sharath and Jayant have gone home for the time being. If they are required they would be called back by the franchise," an IPL source in know of things told PTI.
"Sending back a few players in the middle of the tournament has been a common practice among the IPL franchise for the past few years," the source added.
Normally it is done in order to bring down the number of players to a level where the support staff find it easier to manage during training session.
Although a possibility remains that they might just be summoned back but it will only be at a time when Delhi are officially out of the reckoning and give some of the younger players an opportunity to prove their mettle.
Meanwhile, South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir's visa process is getting delayed and it is still not certain whether his services can even be sought for the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 7.