After a huge auction set before the league’s start, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will feature a major reshuffling of squads. The 15th edition of the IPL will have 10-franchises competing for the trophy, thanks to the addition of two new teams, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The eight existing teams have announced their plans to stay together. In new teams, cricket fans will see rosters with a few big players and coaches.
Former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower and former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori are reportedly vying for the role of head coach of the new IPL franchise, Lucknow, which will begin play next season.
According to Cricbuzz, Flower and Vettori are the front-runners to become the head coach of the Lucknow IPL club. Former India coach Gary Kirsten and ex-England coach Trevor Bayliss were also considered for the top job, but neither made the shortlist, according to the article.
When it comes to become the head coach of the Lucknow squad, Flower is more likely to be considered than Vettori. The former Zimbabwe cricketer has a great working relationship with KL Rahul, who is expected to lead the Lucknow franchise. For the previous few seasons, the two have worked together at Punjab Kings (PBKS), and it has been revealed that they recommended each other for places in the Lucknow IPL club.
Due to a dispute between the Ahmedabad franchise and the CVC group, the Lucknow franchise has been ordered to postpone the official announcement of the head coach.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet to give the Sanjiv Goenka-owned Lucknow team the green light, owing to concerns surrounding the CVC group, which also won a team in the bidding process on October 25. Because to the firm’s stake in a betting company in the United Kingdom, CVC group’s successful bid is in jeopardy.