IPL: Andy Flower all set to take up coaching assignment for newly inducted Lucknow franchise

Andy Flower, who has been coaching Punjab Super Kings for the last two seasons is expected to join the newly formed Lucknow franchise, owned and managed by Sajeev Goenka’s SP-RG Group.

Andy Flower, the former Zimbabwean player and the chief coach of PKS is considered the frontrunner for the Lucknow franchise’s coaching role. He is expected to be inducted into the newly franchise along with the PKS’s skipper KL Rahul for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

England won their very first T-2o world Cup in 2010 under his coaching, he also helped England acquire the first spot in ICC test ranking. His experience will definetly help the newly inducted franchise organise their core team.


Earlier, Sanjeev Goenka led RP-SG group won the ownership of the Lucknow franchise at a huge price of RS 7090 Crores. There is a lot of speculation going on for the coaching role, Gary Kirsten, who helped India win the ICC men’s ODI World Cup in 2011 is also considered for the coaching role. Besides, Former Indian left hand pacer, Aashish Nehra and Daniel Vittori, former New Zealnad’s spinner is also in the race to join Lucknow franchise.

As per the latest report by PTI, there is no confirmation on any of the names above but Andy Flower is likely to win the race for the chief coach role.

Cricket fraternity is eagerly waiting for the official confirmation from the Franchise, this year there will be two new teams in the IPL, the total number of teams have reached ten now. The Indian Premier League is one of the most rewarding tournament in terms of the amount the players, coaching staffs and other support staffs get.