The CVC Capital Partners has bought the newly inducted Ahmedabad franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The other new franchise that RPSG Group purchased in the auction was the Lucknow-based franchise during the team auction.
RPSG Group named their team Lucknow Super Giants. Ahmedabad team will reveal their name today at 12:30 P.M. Both new teams and eight original teams will compete against each other in the upcoming IPL 2022.
The Ahmedabad franchise has finalised their coaching staff, with former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra appointed as Head Coach and former South Africa batsman Gary Kirsten appointed as Mentor.
Meanwhile, former England’s limited-overs batsman Vikram Solanki will be the team’s director. It will be the second occasion when Nehra, Kirsten and Solanki will be in the same team, as they previously worked at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ahmedabad franchise has picked Hardik Pandya (Rs 15 crore), Rashid Khan (Rs 15 crore), and Shubman Gill (Rs 8 crore) as their three draft picks ahead of the upcoming mega auction.
Pandya has been chosen as the captain of the team. Ahmedabad team will go into the auction with a purse of Rs. 52 crore. The 2022 mega auction will be on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.