The appointment was made official in a press release issued by the Sahara Group on Thursday.
New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday officially named captain-cum-mentor of Pune Warriors India for the upcoming fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) which will start on April 4.
The Warriors will also sport a new jersey from the black they wore last year. The new jersey will be of turquoise blue and silver colour.
"We are extremely proud that Sourav Ganguly is the captain and mentor of Pune Warriors India in this season of the IPL. I am sure that his experience, expertise and deep understanding of the nuances of the game will definitely infuse an exemplary spirit of passion and commitment amongst the members of the team," Sahara supremo Subrata Roy was quoted as saying in a press release issued by the franchise.
The Warriors' bowling coach is Allan Donald while Praveen Amre is the batting coach. Paddy Upton is the mental conditioning and high-performance coach of the team.