Before the eighth edition of IPL starts, the market has started buzzing with numerous speculations related to India’s most significant and the star-studded T20 tournament. With two new franchises, the tournament is ready to deliver what was never witnessed and experienced before. The newly inducted Lucknow franchise announced their official name on Monday, courtesy of the #NaamBataoNaamKamao contest.
The franchise started to seek suggestions from the fans for the franchise’s name. “Lucknow Super Giants” will be the official name of the Lucknow franchise,” informed Sanjiv Goenka, team’s owner and chairman of the RPSG Group, in a video message posted from the franchise official Twitter handle. In a 40-seconds long video, Mr Goenka expressed gratitude towards lakhs of fans for their overwhelming response while suggesting names for the franchise.
Logo is ready and will be out very soon: Goenka
While participating in Backstage with Boria, with team’s mentor Gautam Gambhir, and skipper KL Rahul on the same day, Mr Goenka hinted towards yet another vital aspect associated with the franchise. While responding to one of the questions of Mr Boria, the chairman of RPSG Group revealed that the franchise logo is ready and will be out very soon.
Revealing his plan about the highly anticipated mega auction, Mr Goenka said that he would like to go with the proper plan and follow the same. Recalling a moment from the auction that involved Pune Super Giants, Mr Goenka revealed that he was adamant about buying Ben Stokes in his team, despite resistance from the analysis. While commenting over the Covid scare looming over IPL 2022, Mr Goenka said that “it’s up to BCCI to decide where they want to conduct IPL as they have a limited window available for the T20 Tournament. But, the franchise will follow the guidelines issued by BCCI.”