WPL’s Lucknow franchise is called UP Warriorz
Lisa Sthalekar will be the mentor of UP Warriorz© Twitter
The inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) Lucknow franchise, owned by Capri Global Holdings Private Limited, will be called UP Warriorz. One of this year’s five WPL teams, UP Warriorz was purchased by Capri Global Holdings Private Limited for Rs 757 crore at an auction organized by BCCI. The UP Warriorz logo consists of four elements — the symbol of a red-crowned crane, a sword, wings that stretch out like the sun’s rays, and a shield to hold it all together. Former England cricketer Jon Lewis has been appointed head coach of the team, while Arjuna awardee Anju Jain will serve as assistant coach. Former Australian cricketer Ashley Noffke will serve as the bowling coach, while four-time world champion from Australia Lisa Sthalekar will serve as a mentor.
Lewis, the current head coach of the England women’s team, is experienced and has scored over 1200 goals in over 500 matches, internationally and domestically.
Famous on the British county circuit, Lewis is the England men’s bowling coach in 2021 and has worked with an elite group of pitchers such as Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes.
“I am delighted to be part of the Capri Global Holdings Private Limited family with UP Warriorz and hope it will be a fascinating insight into the depths of cricket in India and an index trip. high octane over the next few months,” Lewis said in a statement released by the franchise.
“WPL is a huge step forward for women’s cricket globally and I’m delighted to be an integral part of this journey. There’s Anju Jain, Ashley Noffke and Lisa Sthalekar who bring a wide range of experiences. Diversifying for the team can only make the task so much easier.” WPL will be held in Mumbai from March 4 to 26.
A total of 22 matches will be played with Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium hosting the major tournament.
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