IPL – Delhi Capitals – bats and other equipment go missing in transit

Warner and Marsh are among those missing their bats after the team returned home from Bengaluru

ESPNcricinfo staff

David Warner was missing a few bats after the game against RCB  BCCI

Several Delhi Capitals players have reported items missing from their kits after they returned to Delhi from Bengaluru, where they played RCB on April 15.

According to a report in the Indian Express a total of 16 bats, in addition to other equipment like shoes, pads, thigh pads and gloves, were missing. Three of the lost bats belonged to David Warner, two to Mitchell Marsh, three to Phil Salt, and five to Yash Dhull.

The players found out about the missing gear after flying back to Delhi on Sunday and having their kits delivered to their team hotel. Delhi Capitals has hired a logistics company to assist in the transport of kit and equipment from one venue to another during the IPL.

“All of them were shocked when they heard that everyone had lost something or the other from their kit bags,” a Delhi Capitals offical said. “This is the first time such an incident has happened and the matter was soon raised to the logistics department, police and later at the airport. The investigation is on.”

Delhi Capitals are the only team without a win so far this season. They are at the bottom of the points table, having lost their first five games, and their next fixture is against Kolkata Knight Riders at home on Thursday.