Two new teams will be seen playing in IPL-2022. One of these teams is Lucknow Super Giants, while another is from Ahmedabad. According to media reports, Ahmedabad has announced the name of its team on Monday and has named it Ahmedabad Titans. Ahmedabad has made Hardik Pandya the captain of its team, while Shubman Gill has also been added. Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten have been included in the coaching staff.
Ahmedabad Titans Official Name Of Ahmedabad Franchise
Apart from Hardik and Gill, this team has added Afghanistan leg-spinner, Rashid Khan. Rashid was still playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, and he had also won the title with this team in 2016. This new team has given Rs 15 crore for Rashid. The team has also spent 15 crores on Hardik. Gill has got Rs 8 crore. Earlier, Pandya used to play for Mumbai Indians and Gill KKR.
The obstacle in getting a green signal
This team, however, faced a lot of hurdles in getting the green signal from the BCCI. CVC Capitals own this team. There was talk of relations with this company with betting companies abroad. The BCCI had also ordered an inquiry into it and gave its final approval to this team only after completely satisfied.
How much money will be in the auction?
This team has spent 38 crores from its purse and will take 52 crores in the auction. Apart from head coach Nehra and mentor Kirsten, former England opener Vikram Solanki has also joined the team in the coaching staff, and all three together will prepare the team in the auction. This team will be the second team from Gujarat.
When Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were banned after the spot-fixing case, Gujarat Lions was entered. This team played IPL for two years, 2015 and 2016. Suresh Raina had captained this team. There were players like Dinesh Karthik Devon Bravo in this team.