• Thu. May 19th, 2022

Lucknow IPL team support staff: who will be appointed head coach of the Lucknow IPL team?

Lucknow IPL Team Support Staff: The Lucknow franchise, which is about to make its first IPL appearance, has selected candidates for its new coach.

With the current eight franchises having announced their list of successful players ahead of the mega-auctions, attention is now on the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad, which will recruit a maximum of three players (two Indians and one overseas) in their respective teams. no later than December 25.

While negotiations with the players missed by the eight teams are expected to be underway, the new owners and their management have also started to train their team of support staff with the head coach at the helm.

When it comes to Lucknow’s franchise, there have been reports that they made up their minds on at least four names for their team’s head coach position a few days ago.

Lucknow IPL team support staff: who will be appointed head coach of the Lucknow team?

Trevor Bayliss and Andy Flower, head coaches of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Punjab Kings (PBKS) respectively, had stepped down just a day after the eight IPL teams announced their pool of players.

After publishing their respective decisions, there were numerous reports that the two were in talks with the Lucknow-based franchise for the head coach position.

According to Cricbuzz, aside from the two above, South African Gary Kirsten – the former coach of the Indian men’s team in their 2011 World Cup winning campaign, as well as Daniel Vettori – the former New Zealand skipper who had also briefly coached the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the past were also vying for the post.

Now, according to the recent report from the above-mentioned source, the franchise has focused on two names for the prestigious position- Daniel Vettori and Andy Flower.

With consistent reports from reputable websites regarding Indian wicket batsman KL Rahul convinced by Lucknow as IPL 2022 captain, Andy Flower could actually be the one to make the cut for the head coach job.

KL Rahul and Andy Flower are known to share a good rapport having worked together in the Punjab Kings camp until IPL 2021 as skipper and coach respectively. Apparently, they had also recommended each other’s names for their respective positions.

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Lucknow owner of the IPL team

The businessman Sanjiv Goenka who heads the RPSG group is the owner of the Lucknow IPL team. The RPSG group had won the bidding war for INR 7,090 crore (over $ 932 million) to own the Lucknow team.

RP – Sanjiv Goenka Group, with an asset base of US $ 6 billion and sales of US $ 4 billion, is one of India’s fastest growing conglomerates with a significant global presence .

The Group’s businesses include electricity and energy, carbon black manufacturing, retail, IT services, consumer goods, media and entertainment, and agriculture.