Wadia Confirms Flower Departure
Coaches Andy Flower and Trevor Bayliss have quit their positions at their respective franchises, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The duo, both of whom have coached England in the past, have been offered positions by the newly-formed Lucknow franchise ahead of IPL 2022.
Wadia Confirms Flower Departure
Ness Wadia, co-owner of Punjab Kings, revealed to media on 30 November,
“It is correct, Andy has left Punjab Kings. He wanted to explore other opportunities and we respect that.”
Wadia added that Flower would continue to head the coaching team of St Lucia Zouks, a Caribbean Premier League, owned by the promoters of Punjab Kings. At PBKS, Flower worked as Anil Kumble’s assistant. The coaching staff at PBKS will continue to be headed by Kumble.
Sunrisers Confirm Bayliss Departure
Speaking to media, an official from SRH said,
“He has moved on and we’ll announce the new coach soon.”
His stint with SRH began after the culmination of the ODI world cup in 2019. However, Sunrisers did only moderately well on Bayliss’s watch, finishing third in 2020, before finishing last in 2021.
Bayliss Approached by Cricket Australia
Bayliss’s departure from Sunrisers Hyderabad has also been confirmed by the franchise. Bayliss had a successful stint as England’s coach, guiding the side to victories in the Ashes and at the ODI world cup. Cricket Australia is reported to be interested in making Bayliss their national coach.
However, Bayliss is reportedly in communication with some other IPL franchises. He was the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders’ title winning squads in 2012 and 2014, when he was offered the coaching assignment by the ECB.
Four Coaches in Lucknow Shortlist
While no comments were forthcoming from either Bayliss or Flower, cric-life.com has learned that both are reportedly in communication with the Lucknow franchise which is also reportedly in talks with Gary Kirsten and Daniel Vettori. The coaching staff at the franchise will likely be headed by one of them. If KL Rahul, as rumoured, skippers the Lucknow team, Flower could be heading for a reunion with the former Punjab captain.
If you’ve been in touch with Indian cricket over the last 3 months, you have undoubtedly heard the name Umran Malik. Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, the fast bowler rocked the cricketing world when his meteor-like delivery clocked in at 152.95 km/h in the Indian Premier League, giving him the record for fastest-ever delivery bowled […]
If reports are to be believed then, the owners of Manchester United, the Glazer Family, are looking to diversify their investments and acquire a cricket team in the upcoming 2022 UAE T20 Cricket League that the UAE Cricket Board will organise. This tournament, in all likelihood, will comprise of 6 teams, and the league in […]
Based on player performances in the IPL 2021, there were a few surprises in the retention lists released by the existing IPL franchises on 30 November. In what were arguably the most shocking omissions ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and KL Rahul found themselves in the wilderness after their […]
The Indian Premier League’s Governing Council (GC) will be holding a meeting in Kolkata on December 3rd — a day before the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. As the latter meeting will see changes in the members of the GC, it stands to reason that some matters of […]
The IPL 2022 will feature two new teams, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. CVC Sports, a multi-national conglomeration, made a successful bid of INR 5625 crores to acquire the Ahmedabad franchise. The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet to offer a letter of intent to CVC Sports before the new owner of the […]
The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League will, according to Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Jay Shah, be played in India and with two additional teams in the mix. Speaking to the audience and the media at an event in Chennai, Shah tapped on the locals’ love for their […]