- Lucknow’s owner and mentor met Yogi Adityanath
- Lucknow gave the first bat as a gift to the Chief Minister
Lucknow Super Giants, the new team of the Indian Premier League, has given the first bat to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as a gift from his team. On this occasion, Lucknow’s mentor Gautam Gambhir and owner Sanjeev Goenka met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the capital and gifted him the first bat. For the first time, a city from Uttar Pradesh has got a chance to represent the Indian Premier League.
Lucknow Super Giants have also shared pictures of the meeting between Gautam Gambhir, Sanjeev Goenka and Yogi Adityanath on their Twitter account. He wrote on his Twitter account, ‘The first bat from Lucknow was presented to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, thanks for his support.’
In this season two new teams are going to enter the field, with 8 old teams, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans two new teams will make their IPL debut. Lucknow has appointed Gautam Gambhir as the mentor of the team and partner Andy Flower has been appointed as the head coach. At the same time, Indian batsman KL Rahul, who captained Punjab Kings last season, has been appointed as the captain.
Lucknow has included some of the best players in the mega auction. In this, mainly West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder, South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock, Indian young fast bowler Avesh Khan were bought in the auction. Earlier, Lucknow had included KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi in their team through draft.
Renowned businessman Sanjeev Goenka bought the Lucknow franchise for Rs 7090 crore and CVC Group bought the Ahmedabad team for Rs 5625 crore. Ahmedabad named its team Gujarat Titans.