The owners Capri Global Holdings Private Limited said on Friday that the Lucknow franchise of the inaugural Women’s Premier League will be branded as UP Warriorz.
One of the five teams participating in this year’s WPL is UP Warriorz.
At a BCCI-hosted auction last month, Capri Global Holdings paid a staggering Rs 757 crore for the rights to the Lucknow franchise.
Former England cricketer Jon Lewis has been named the team’s head coach, and Arjuna recipient Anju Jain will serve as his assistant.
The bowling coach will be former Australian cricketer Ashley Noffke, while the mentor will be four-time Australian world champion Lisa Sthalekar.
Lewis, the current England women’s team head coach, has a wealth of expertise and has taken more than 1200 wickets in more than 500 games, both domestically and internationally.
Lewis, a well-known figure in the English county circuit, served as the men’s team bowling coach in 2021 and worked with a select group of bowlers, including Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, and Jofra Archer.
Lewis said in a statement released by the team, “I am thrilled 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.”