DUBAI, Aug 27: Delhi Capitals head coach and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Thursday landed here and went into mandatory six-day quarantine at his hotel ahead of the 13th Indian Premier League to be held in the UAE from September 19.
�My view for the next 6 days, hotel quarantine is officially underway,� Ponting tweeted from his hotel room after landing here.
The 13th IPL has been shifted out of India to the UAE because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis across the world.
Delhi Capitals players and other support staff had already reached here on August 23.
Ponting had triggered quite a debate recently when he said that he won�t allow senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to run out batsmen at the non-strikers� end if they back up too far.
Ashwin recently said that he has spoken to his IPL coach on the contentious issue and will reveal the details after a face-to-face meeting with Ponting.
Ashwin ran out England batsman Jos Buttler at the non-strikers� end last season when he backed up too far, drawing criticism for his act as many called it against the �spirit of the game�.
After Ponting�s statement, Ashwin had suggested the introduction of a free ball for bowlers in case the batsmen backed up too far. � PTI