IPL 2016: Rajkot team named Gujarat Lions, Suresh Raina to lead, Brad Hodge to coach
Brad Hodge, former Australian cricketer and a T20 specialist, was announced as the coach of the Rajkot team.
New Delhi: Rajkot team, one of the two new franchises in the Indian Premier League will be called the Gujarat Lions in the ninth edition of the tournament.
The name was announced by 23-year-old Intex owner Keshav Bansal on Tuesday at an event in the national capital where the Team jersey was also unveiled.
Brad Hodge, former Australian cricketer and a T20 specialist, was announced as the coach of the team.
Two new franchises have replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after Supreme Court imposed a two-year ban on them.
Rajkot’s bid was won by the Intex Technologies Ltd. while the bid for the Pune franchise was bagged by New Rising.
The Pune franchise has been named the Rising Pune Super Giants (RPSG) and will be lead by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.