The Adani Group owns a team in the new UAE-based International League T20 (ILT20). They have finally revealed the name of their franchise with the team now set to be called Gulf Giants. The group has also confirmed the appointment of Any Flower as the new head coach of the team.
The sports arm of the Adani Group, named Adani Sportsline, will be in charge of the team. Gulf Giants released a statement following the signing of Flower as the new head coach. The statement said, “Andy, arguably Zimbabwe’s greatest ever cricketer, brings three decades of cricketing experience. Flower has previously coached the national teams, England and Afghanistan, as well as franchise teams such as Punjab Kings, Maratha Arabian, Multan Sultans, St Lucia Kings and Delhi Bulls.”
2010 ICC World T20-winning Coach and a 𝔾𝕚𝕒𝕟𝕥 in the world of cricket, Andy Flower joins the Gulf Giants as the Head Coach. Welcome aboard 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐲!
Read: https://t.co/kAsnpwhSPS@EmiratesCricket #ILT20 @AdaniSportsline #Adani #InternationalLeagueT20 pic.twitter.com/WXw5GvfwDA
— Gulf Giants 🦅 (@GulfGiants) July 12, 2022
Flower, on the other hand, also expressed his delight upon signing for the new team. The Gulf Giants have quoted the former Zimbabwe star saying, “I am very proud to be associated with the Adani Group, particularly Adani Sportsline. Most people are aware of the company’s power, size and reach in general, and it’s wonderful to see their commitment to sports. “
He added, “The Adani Group is also very proud of its support for Indian Olympic sports. It’s exciting to be a part of any of the big franchise tournaments, and the ILT20 has big plans to be a major franchise tournament. As leaders, our job is to serve the players as best we can, and this principle is very important to me.”
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The first season of the ILT20 was expected to be held in second half of 2022. However, the tournament had to be postponed until early next year. The UAE-based International League T20 is now scheduled to be played during January 6 to February 12 in 2023.
The change in timing will cause a massive impact on players’ availability as various other T20I leagues will be active around the globe. Tournaments likes the Big Bash League, the BPL as well as South Africa’s new upcoming T20 league are all set to be played in the same window. It should also be noted that Pakistanis’ PSL is rumored to kickstart mere days after the final match of ILT20.
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Smit is a sports writer at Gutshot Magazine. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Media, and a Master’s degree in Sports Management, this sports fanatic uses articles as a tool to express his opinions. Bring up cricket or football and you will find this usually quiet guy speak for hours! He also co-heads the official supporters club of Chelsea FC in Mumbai, wherein he hosts screenings, football meets and other such events.
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