The IPL 2022 edition will include 2 additional franchises in the form of Lucknow and Ahmedabad both are busily constructing their coaching staffs. In the most recent development, former Indian bowler Ashish Nehra has been named as Ahmedabad’s head coach for the upcoming IPL. Here is Who is the Ahmedabad Franchise Head Coach.
Ahmedabad Franchise Head Coach
Former England opening batsman Vikram Solanki is likely to be the Ahmedabad franchise’s ‘Director of Cricket.’ In another aspect surrounding the main franchise, World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten is slated to be the team’s mentor. For the very same, a formal Letter of Intent (LOI) is being developed.
“As far as I have heard, they have signed Ashish as their head coach and someone who would be in overall charge of the franchise. Solanki will be the ‘Director of Cricket’ and also expected to double up as batting coach and Kirsten will be in a mentorship role,” said the source.
Ahmedabad franchise has already interviewed the trio and short-listed
“The Ahmedabad franchise can’t announce it formally as it is a BCCI diktat and they can only make a formal announcement after they get the LOI. The head honchos of the Ahmedabad franchise has already interviewed the trio and short-listed them for the season,” the source added.
In terms of Nehra’s coaching experience with IPL teams, he spent a long time with RCB, with whom Kirsten was also affiliated. Nehra and Kirsten had a good experience working together when the former was a regular player while the latter is the national coach.
Discussing former pacers, he has a special relationship with Solanki, who has previously worked as an IPL coach. Once the BCCI gives its final approval, the new team will be able to customize a few of the coaching staff.
The upcoming IPL season is set to begin in the 1st week of April 2022, with the mega auction taking place on February 11-12.