IPL 2022: CVC Capitals hire an agency to select a name for the Ahmedabad franchise

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CVC Capital has reportedly hired a few agencies to suggest a suitable name for the Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Ahmedabad franchise has also asked the agencies to choose a name based on the heritage of Gujarat. An agency called Vector has been given the task of suggesting a suitable name for the Ahmedabad franchise.

Also, former England batter Vikram Solanki might be appointed as the Director of Cricket operations for the franchise. Even though Solanki played for England, he is of Indian origin.

The positioning of the franchise will be young, blended with respect for India: Sources

Also, a source stated that the CVC Capital Partners want to combine their global expertise with an Indian essence. The source also stated that CVC respects the incredible success of the IPL and concluded by stating that the positioning of the franchise will be young, and will be seamlessly blended with respect for India.

“The company aims to marry its global expertise with an understanding of the Indian market and Indian essence through its presence in India. CVC also recognises the phenomenal success of the IPL and respects that. But they want to bring the best of their global expertise/experience and to marry that with what has been an incredibly successful league. So the whole positioning will be young, fresh internationals blended with huge respect for India and everything IPL has achieved,” concluded the source as quoted by Cricbuzz.

Meanwhile, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be appointed as the captain of the Ahmedabad franchise because of his Gujarat roots. Apart from Hardik Pandya, the Ahmedabad franchise has also reportedly signed up star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan as well as opening batter Shubman Gill.

Also, former Indian left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra is likely to be appointed as the head coach of the franchise as well. Nehra has also played 88 matches in the IPL and has scalped 106 wickets at a strike rate of 18.0.

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