IPL: New franchise named as 'Lucknow Super Giants'

Indian Premier League's new Lucknow-based franchise has announced their team name on Monday as Lucknow Super Giants. Lucknow has opted to go with KL Rahul (Rs 17 crore), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 9.2 crore), and Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 4 crore) for the IPL 2022.

KL Rahul will don the captaincy hat. Andy Flower has already been named the coach of the Lucknow franchise while former India batter Gautam Gambhir will serve as the mentor of the franchise.

And here it is, Our identity, Our name.... #NaamBanaoNaamKamao #LucknowSuperGiants, tweeted team's official handle. IPL's two new teams -- Sanjiv Goenka RPSG Group for the Lucknow franchise and CVC Capital's Ahmedabad team had received formal clearance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The formal clearance was given after a meeting of the IPL Governing Council. Earlier, the Indian Premier League (IPL) player registration closed on January 20 and a total of 1,214 players (896 Indian and 318 overseas) have signed up to be part of the IPL 2022 player auction.