The owners of the new Ahmedabad franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) the CVC Capital has got the clean chit from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, January 10 and now the franchise is set to take part in the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction, claim reports.
The two news teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad are set to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, the RPSG group won the rights for the Lucknow franchise after a whopping Rs 7,090 crore bid and CVC Capital successfully bid with Rs 5,625 crore for Ahmedabad.
Earlier, there were some concerns over the ownership pattern of the Ahmedabad franchise because of the CVC Capitals’ off-shore links with a few betting firms. However, now reportedly things have got sorted.
According to the reports, former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will be the head coach of the Ahmedabad franchise, Vikram Solanki will be the director of the team and Gary Kirsten will become the mentor.
Notably, Gary Kirsten had been the coach of the India National Cricket Team and under him, India won the 2011 World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
Gary Kirsten Had Expressed Desire To Become England Coach
Gary Kirsten becoming the Ahmedabad coach in the IPL is not official however he had expressed his desire to coach England after the Ashes. Kirsten however has mentioned that he don’t want to become the all-format coach.
“I’ve walked this journey twice now (when England recruited new coaches in 2015 and 2019) and I’ve always made it clear that I would never commit to doing all formats,” Kirsten had told the I News.
“And when international cricket boards get their head around the fact that they need to split coaching roles, then it becomes a consideration.”
“Listen, the England ODI side is set up, you’re the best ODI side in the world at the moment. It’s a project that has been well thought out, you’ve got consistency in the players that have been picked,” Kirsten added.
“Your Test side has battled for a while but it would be a really lovely project to get that going,” he said.
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