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UAE T20 League: Adani’s UAE team confirms Andy Flower as head coach

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The Adani Group unveiled the name of its franchise as Gulf Giants in the UAE T20 League (ILT20). The company has also officially announced hiring former Zimbabwe player and current coach of the Lucknow Super Giants, Andy Flower.

The Gulf Giants team will be a part of the Adani Sportsline, the Adani Group’s sports division. The group presented the team’s logo on Tuesday (July 12) and said, “The ‘Gulf Giants’ is an extension of Adani Sportsline’s brand – Gujarat Giants. Adani Sportsline engages with fans through popular Indian leagues such as the Pro Kabaddi League, the Big Bout Boxing League, and the Ultimate Kho Kho League under this brand. Similarly, it aims to engage and connect with cricket fans worldwide through the brand, Gulf Giants, at the UAE ILT20.”

About signing Flower, the group 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 (IPL), Maratha Arabians (Abu Dhabi T10), and Multan Sultans (PSL), St Lucia Kings (CPL) and Delhi Bulls (Abu Dhabi T10).”

Flower said he is excited to be part of the venture.

“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. 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,” said the former Zimbabwe captain. 

Glazer family hired Tom Moody for UAE T20 League

Earlier, Tom Moody and R Sridhar had agreed to serve as their cricket/coach directors for the Glazer family and Capri Global, two other league participants. The Kolkata Knight Riders, the Mumbai Indians, and GMR are the other three teams in the six-team competition. The league will be played from January 6 through February 12.


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