Women’s Premier League’s most expensive franchise Gujarat Giants have unveiled their logo ahead of the inaugural Women’s Premier League auction (WPL 2023 Auction) on Monday, February 13 in Mumbai.
The Adani Sportsline Pvt Ltd splashed a whopping Rs 1,289 crore to buy the Ahmedabad-based franchise – the most anyone spent for buying one of the five WPL teams.
The Gujarat Giants took to Twitter to unveil their team logo.
“Presenting the Gujarat Giants @wplt20 team logo: the Asiatic Lioness roaring and looking forward to any challenge! The Asiatic Lion, found only in Gujarat’s Gir National Park, is an enduring symbol of the state. Asiatic Lionesses form large prides and hunt together, thereby forming a lethal prospect for all their preys,” Gujarat described the logo.
The franchise has already announced its support staff for the maiden season. The Ahmedabad-based franchise has roped in legendary Australian cricketer Rachael Haynes as the head coach for the upcoming season. While batting great Mithali Raj has been appointed the team’s mentor. While Haynes will be the team’s head coach, the team’s bowling coach is the former Indian spinner Nooshin Al Khadeer. All-rounder Tushar Arothe will be their batting coach and Gavan Twining will be the team’s fielding coach.
The first edition of WPL (WPL 2023) will be held in Mumbai from March 4, 2023 to March 26, 2023. Brabourne Stadium and D.Y. Patil Stadium will host all 22 matches of the marquee tournament.
Meanwhile, the auction of the inaugural season will take place at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai on February 13th, 2023. A total of 1525 players registered for the inaugural Women’s Premier League Player Auction & the final list was pruned to 409 players who will go under the hammer on Monday.