Hardik Pandya to lead Ahmedabad franchise in IPL 2022: Report

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Hardik Pandya to lead Ahmedabad franchise in IPL 2022: Report

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is the most likely to lead the Ahmedabad franchise in the coming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, according to sources.

Former Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Hardik Pandya was a significant member of the MI team for numerous years. But he was not retained for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by the 5-time IPL Champions Mumbai Indians (MI).

While a few legal concerns with the BCCI were still being worked out. The Ahmedabad franchise had already begun forming its team management. Former India bowler Ashish Nehra is expected to take over as head coach.

While star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is expected to take over as captain. If the trade is completed, it will be a significant boost for Hardik, who has fallen out of favour with the Indian selectors.

Hardik Pandya to lead Ahmedabad franchise in IPL 2022: Report

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, star spinner Jasprit Bumrah, middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav. And West Indies powerhouse Kieron Pollard were among the three Indians and one overseas player retained by the team.

Other significant names released by the Mumbai Indians include Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, and Trent Boult.

Meanwhile, if Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder from Baroda, is named captain of the new Ahmedabad franchise. It will be his first time heading a side in the lucrative league.

The CVC capital will own the Ahmedabad franchise. CVC Capital, for example, successfully offered Rs 5,625 crore for Ahmedabad.

In addition, Lucknow will participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022. With the RPSG group winning the rights to the Lucknow franchise after a record-breaking price of Rs 7,090 crore.

Meanwhile, CVC’s Letter of Intent from the BCCI took some time to arrive after the corporation was investigated for alleged ties to betting companies. According to sources, they have received an official clean chit from the BCCI.

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