Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) received troubling news ahead of their game against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday after CEO, Raghu Iyer and two of the management members were involved in a minor accident.
The trio was traveling from Mumbai to Pune to attend the game which was set to take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune. Fortunately, all of them were confirmed to be safe and well.
“Lucknow Super Giants’ CEO Raghu Iyer, his associate Rachita Berry and Gaurav Arora, Manager for Gautam Gambhir were involved in a minor road accident en route to the venue for tonight’s game. Fortunately, all three are safe and well,” the franchise’s official Twitter account revealed.
Here’s the tweet from Lucknow Super Giants:
Lucknow Super Giants’ CEO Raghu Iyer, his associate Rachita Berry and Gaurav Arora, Manager for Gautam Gambhir were involved in a minor road accident en route to the venue for tonight's game. Fortunately, all three are safe and well. pic.twitter.com/NoWHmN0MOl
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 29, 2022
Meanwhile, LSG defeated Punjab by 20 runs to register their sixth win of the season. It took them up to the third spot on the points table, further cementing their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
After batting first, LSG huffed and puffed its way to 153/8. They were in a strong position at 98/1 but a stunning collapse saw them fall to 111/6 in double-quick time.
Lower-order cameos from Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, and Mohsin Khan saw them boost their total to 153, which turned out to be enough for a strong PBKS lineup.
It was an excellent bowling effort from LSG, with Mohsin being the pick of the bowlers. He had impressive figures of 3/24 in four overs and took the crucial wicket of Liam Livingstone in the middle overs.