Adani's UAE team confirms Andy Flower as its head coach
Andy Flower is confirmed as the head coach of Adani's UAE team
The Adani Group has branded its club as the Gulf Giants after purchasing a franchise in the UAE T20 competition. Andy Flower, former England and current coach of Lucknow, has also been officially announced as the group's new coach.
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 stated, "The 'Gulf Giants' is an extension of Adani Sportsline's brand - Gujarat. Adani Sportsline engages with fans through popular Indian leagues such as the Indian 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 T20 League."
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 (Ind T20 League), Maratha (UAE T10), Multan (Pak T20 League), SLK (Caribbean T20 League) and Delhi (UAE T10)."
Flower expressed his excitement about joining the project. "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.
As was previously mentioned, Tom Moody and R Sridhar have agreed to serve as their cricket/coach directors for the Glazer family and Capri Global, two other league participants. Kolkata, Mumbai, and GMR are the other three teams in the six-team competition.
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