Lucknow IPL Team Instagram Account: Rising Pune Supergiant renames their Instagram account name as “Official Lucknow IPL Team”. This means one of the defunct team Rising Pune Supergiant’s official Instagram account will be the Lucknow IPL Team Instagram Account.
BCCI includes 2 new IPL teams which makes the total participant teams count to a tally of 10 for the IPL 2022.
Ahead of the new teams’ inclusion, BCCI planned to host IPL 2022 Mega Auction which will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. Notably, India will play the 3rd ODI against West Indies at Kolkata on February 12. Check IPL 2022 mega auction live streaming details.
Lucknow IPL Team Instagram Account
The latest news and updates on the Lucknow-based franchise will be updated in Lucknow IPL Team Instagram Account.
Rising Pune Supergiants’ Instagram account offically turned into Lucknow IPL Team account. An update is soon to be delivered on this. pic.twitter.com/ZktsF5NES8
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 2, 2022
As per IPL rules, 2 new IPL teams are allowed to pick a maximum of 3 players ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The lucknow-based team may rope Australia’s Steve Smith as their team skipper.
Notably, under Steve Smith’s captaincy, RPS reached the finals of the IPL 2017 where they lost the match by just 1 run to the Mumbai Indians.
The Rising Pune Supergiant franchise is owned by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group controlled by Sanjiv Goenka. The team name was announced (as Rising Pune Supergiants) on 18 January 2016 by Goenka in Kolkata and Raghu Iyer was appointed CEO.
The owners changed the team name to Rising Pune Supergiant on 26 March 2017. The team lost the 2017 IPL Final to Mumbai Indians by 1 run, which was the team’s last game in the IPL.
The Rising Pune Supergiant was the second team representing Pune after Pune Warriors India. The team along with Gujarat Lions featured as two-season replacements for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were suspended due to their involvement in illegal betting by their respective owners.
Both teams are named under the list of IPL Defunct teams right after the end of ban duration on CSK and RR.