Gujarat Lions

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Gujarat lions
CaptainSuresh Raina[1]
CoachBrad Hodge[2]

T20I kit

The Gujarat Lions (often abbreviated as GL) was a franchise cricket team based in the city of Rajkot. It represented Indian state Gujarat in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

History[change | change source]

The team played in the IPL for 2 years (the 2016 and 2017 seasons) as one of the replacements for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were both suspended for two seasons due to illegal betting by their respective owners.[3] The franchise was owned by Intex Technologies.[3][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Team Rajkot". 18 December 2015. Archived from the original on 19 December 2015.
  2. Kundu, Sagnik (31 March 2017). "IPL 2017: All you need to know about Gujarat Lions' coaching staff". Sportskeeda.
  3. 3.0 3.1 C, Aprameya (8 December 2015). "Pune and Rajkot announced as 2 new franchises in IPL". One India. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  4. Nayar, N. R. (26 March 2017). "The journey of Gujarat Lions has been exciting: Bansal". Gulf News.
  5. Venkatesh, Shruti (22 June 2017). "Intex's Bansal keen to acquire IPL franchise". Forbes India.
  6. Mehta, Ivan (12 April 2017). "Emotional Connect With The Gujarat Lions Has Helped Our Sales: Intex's Keshav Bansal". The Huffington Post.