IPL 2022: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), the new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, on Monday, revealed the logo of the side ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The KL Rahul-led franchise said that its brand identity draws inspiration from ancient Indian mythology.
“The mythical bird Garuda- who is a protector and enthroned with the power to move swiftly, has inspired us to create the winged emblem of the team. Garuda is omnipresent in every Indian culture and sub-culture,” LSG said in a statement.
“The tri-colour wings of the entity, symbolically represent Lucknow Super Giants’ Pan -India appeal. The body of the bird has been formed by a blue coloured bat to signify the game of cricket, there is a red ball with an orange seam too. It is like an auspicious ‘Jay tilak’,” it added.
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The franchise was purchased by the RPSG group for an amount of Rs 7090 Crores and they went on to sign KL Rahul for Rs 17 crore and name him the skipper, Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis for Rs 9.2 crore and uncapped leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 4 crore.KL Rahul will don the captaincy hat.
Andy Flower has already been named the coach of the Lucknow franchise, while former India batter Gautam Gambhir will serve as the mentor of the franchise.