IPL 2022: Andy Flower appointed head trainer of Lucknow franchise
Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower was once appointed as the pinnacle trainer of the newly shaped Lucknow franchise that may debut within the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Flower was once up to now shrunk with Punjab Kings as its assistant trainer for the reason that IPL 2020 season.
KL Rahul, who was once PBKS’ skipper for the final two seasons, is anticipated to sign up for fingers with Flower within the Sanjiv Goenka-owned franchise as considered one of its selections within the draft prior to the IPL 2022 public sale.
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“I’m extremely excited to be becoming a member of the brand new Lucknow franchise and I’m very thankful for the chance. Since my first actual excursion to India in 1993, I’ve at all times liked traveling, enjoying and training in India,” mentioned Flower in a remark.
“The fervour for cricket in India is unrivalled and this is a actual privilege to steer an IPL franchise and I’m having a look ahead to operating intently with Dr Goenka and the Lucknow crew.
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I can relish the problem to construct one thing significant and a success with the Lucknow franchise, I’m having a look ahead to assembly the control and body of workers once I talk over with Uttar Pradesh within the new yr,” added Flower.
Goenka mentioned: “As a participant and a trainer Andy has left an indelible mark within the historical past of cricket . We appreciate his professionalism and hope he’s going to paintings with our imaginative and prescient and upload price to our crew.”
Flower’s training credentials had been confirmed at the global circuit when he led England to its maiden ICC name all the way through the 2010 T20 International Cup. He additionally marched it to the highest of the Check scores.
A well-recognized face in franchise cricket circles, Flower was once named head trainer of Multan Sultans and Saint Lucia Kings but even so his contract with Punjab Kings.