WPL 2023: Lucknow franchise named UP Warriorz; Jon Lewis, Lisa Sthalekar named in help employees

The Lucknow franchise within the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has been formally named UP Warriorz.

The staff additionally introduced its help employees on Friday. Former England cricketer Jon Lewis appointed because the Head Coach of the staff, whereas Arjuna Awardee (2005) Anju Jain would be the Assistant Coach. Former Australian cricketer Ashley Noffke is the Bowling Coach. Meanwhile, enjoying the mentor’s function for the UP Warriorz would be the 4-time World Champion with Australia Lisa Sthalekar.  

Lewis, the present Head Coach of the England Women’s Cricket Team, is vastly skilled and has bagged greater than 1200 wickets in over 500 video games, internationally and domestically. Well identified within the English county circuit, Lewis was the bowling coach for the England Men’s Team in 2021, and labored with an elite group of bowlers in Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes throughout his stint with the nationwide staff.  

“I am delighted to be part of the Capri Global Holdings Private Limited family with the UP Warriorz and expect this to be a fascinating insight into the depth of cricket in India and a high-octane ride for the next couple of months. The WPL is a huge step forward for women’s cricket globally and I am excited to be an integral part of this journey. Having Anju Jain, Ashley Noffke and Lisa Sthalekar who bring in a diverse set of experiences to the dugout can only make the task a whole lot easier” Lewis mentioned. 

Anju, who holds the excellence of being the primary Indian Women cricketer to symbolize the nation in 4 ODI World Cups, was the coach for the Tornadoes, who received their first title within the 2022 version of the FairBreak Invitational T20. The former wicketkeeper batter has additionally been the pinnacle coach for the Bangladesh Women’s cricket staff in a training profession that has spanned over 12 years.    

“We believe in the huge potential of women’s cricket in India. While this is our fourth professional sports team, I believe we have just started this journey, and look forward to making significant strides. We want the team to be a source of inspiration for young women cricketers and the people in one of India’s biggest and most beautiful states, Uttar Pradesh. We at UP Warriorz are delighted to be associated with names like Head Coach Jon Lewis and Anju Jain. Both are established figures in terms of leadership and bring to the table a wealth of cricketing experience, which will help guide a new team,” mentioned Rajesh Sharma, Managing Director, Capri Global Holdings Private Limited.    

The franchise, owned by Capri Global Private Limited for a profitable bid of INR 757 CR, is one amongst 5 groups which can take part within the inaugural version of the WPL.

The Women’s Premier League is ready to be performed in Mumbai from 4th – twenty sixth March, 2023. A complete of twenty-two matches will likely be performed with the Brabourne Stadium & DY Patil Stadium enjoying hosts to the marquee event. The Player Auction for the WPL will likely be held in Mumbai on thirteenth February.    

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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