The Lucknow Super Giants will be a franchise cricket team based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. They will play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2021, the team will play its home matches at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The team is owned by RPSG Group who previously owned the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise between 2016 and 2017. The team will be captained by KL Rahul and coached by Andy Flower.
|League||Indian Premier League|
|City||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Founded||25 October 2021; 3 months ago|
|Home ground||BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League issued an invitation to tender for two new sides in August 2021. A total of 22 companies declared an interest but with a high base price for the new teams there were no more than six serious bidders. The Board of Cricket Control in India allowed a consortium of three companies or individuals to bid for each franchise. The Sanjiv Goenka-owned RPSG Group won the rights to operate the Lucknow franchise with a bid of over Rs 7,090 crore.
The team launched a competition to decide its name, from which the name Lucknow Super Giants was chosen in January 2022. Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, the franchise drafted KL Rahul as their captain, making him the joint highest paid player in the league. The franchise also purchased Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi.
The Super Giants on 31st January 2022 unveiled their logo. The franchise said that its brand identity draws inspiration from ancient Indian mythology. “The mythical bird Garuda- who is a protector and enthroned with the power to move swiftly, has inspired us to create the winged emblem of the team. Garuda is omnipresent in every Indian culture and sub-culture,” LSG said in a statement. “The tri-colour wings of the entity, symbolically represent Lucknow Super Giants’ Pan -India appeal. The body of the bird has been formed by a blue coloured bat to signify the game of cricket, there is a red ball with an orange seam too. It is like an auspicious ‘Jay tilak’,” it added. Lucknow Super Giants said the identity, as a whole, is endowed with strong positive energy to soar higher and higher and achieve success.
The home ground of the side will be the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. The stadium was renamed from Ekana Cricket Stadium in honor of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a former Indian Prime Minister. It was established in 2017. On 6 November 2018, the stadium hosted its first international match, a Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and the West Indies, becoming the 52nd stadium in India to host an international cricket match.
Administration and Support Staff
|Head coach||Andy Flower|
|Assistant coach||Vijay Dahiya|
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