Sanjiv Goenka officially named Lucknow Super Giants for Lucknow IPL team

Sanjiv Goenka officially named Lucknow Super Giants for Lucknow IPL team

On Monday, team owner Sanjiv Goenka revealed New IPL Lucknow team has been officially named 'Lucknow Super Giants.'The destiny of the franchise's name was left on the people, and late evening, it was announced that 'Lucknow Super Giants' will be entering the IPL 2022 edition.

Sanjiv Goenka said in a video uploaded on LSG's official Twitter handle.

"Thank you so much for your massive response to the Naam Banao, Naam Kamao contest. Lacs of people responded, and based on that, we are pleased to select the name for the Lucknow IPL team. And the name we have chosen on your advice is 'Lucknow Super Giants.' Thank you so much for your reply and love, and continue to give us your blessings in the future as well," 

Sanjiv Goenka team owner officially named Lucknow Super Giants for Lucknow IPL team 1Twitter image: @LucknowIPL

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The Sanjiv Goenka franchise owners had launched a consumer engagement campaign on social media on 3rd January to select the name of the new IPL team. Lucknow Super Giants is one of the two new teams entering the 14th edition of the IPL, which is expected to begin from 27th March this year, along with the Ahmedabad franchise.

The franchise name brings back memories of the now-defunct Rising Pune Super Giants, later modified to Giant, a team that Goenka also owned. The team had featured in two editions of the IPL - 2016 and 2018 as a replacement for Chennai Super Kings, slapped with a two-year ban.

As expected to be nicknamed, Lucknow Super Giants announced their three drafts picks: captain KL Rahul, leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi and Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. Rahul joined Virat Kohli as the joint-highest player in IPL history, getting a sum of ₹17 crores, while Stoinis and Bishnoi will be paid ₹9.2 crores and ₹ four crores, respectively.

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