IPL 2022 ऑक्शन: आईपीएल इतिहास की सबसे महंगी फ्रेंचाइजी बनी लखनऊ, गोयनका ग्रुप ने 7090 करोड़ में खरीदा

IPL: Sanjiv Goenka Returns With Rs 7,000 Cr Lucknow Team. A Look at New Owner, Future Plans

आईपीएल 2022 के लिए दो नई टीमों का एलान हो चुका है। लखनऊ और अहमदाबाद आईपीएल 2022 की दो नई टीमें होंगी। 7 हजार 90 करोड़ में बिकने वाली लखनऊ आईपीएल इतिहास की सबसे महंगी फ्रेंचाइजी है।

Lucknow IPL Team

The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group made a comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL) foray after four years. Lately, there had been massive speculations around who would win bids of owning the two new IPL teams that will come into the scene from the 2022 games. That speculation was put to an end on October 26 evening when the BCCI announced named of the top two bidders, with the RPSG group making it to the list.

The Sanjiv Goenka-owned conglomerate bagged the Lucknow franchise of the IPL for a whopping Rs 7,090 crore, setting a record in the process. The other team, which will be based in Ahmedabad, was bagged by the Irelia Company Pte Ltd - CVC Capital Partners. The group pitched an amount of Rs 5,625 crore to win the bid to buy this upcoming team.

The auction for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, set to be held next year, will take place in December.

The RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group is not new to India’s most celebrated cricket league, the IPL. In 2015, when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were serving a two-year suspension from the league following their alleged involvement in match fixing scandal, the conglomerate had floated a separate team — the Rising Pune Supergiant. However, that, for the company, was a brief stint in the IPL as the team only played for two seasons.

Who are the RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group?

The RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group is a Kolkata based multimillionaire business conglomerate. Established by Sanjiv Goenka, the younger son of Rama Prasad Goenka, on 13 July 2011, the group deals in various sectors. This includes power and energy, carbon black manufacturing, retail, IT-enabled services, FMCG, and infrastructure among others. Some popular brands of the franchise include power major CESC Limited, music label SaReGaMa India Limited, and multi-format retailer company Spencer’s Retail.

RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group in Sports

RPSG owner, Sanjiv Goenka, is known for his passion for sports. The group is one of the owners of ATK- Mohun Bagan, which was previously known as ATK -Kolkata. This football team is one of the top tier groups in the Indian Super League. The group had earlier ventured into other sports as well, including table tennis. However, after a successful and brief stint in the Indian Premier League, Goenka had expressed his interest to make a comeback in cricket.

Why RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group’s comeback to IPL is significant

As already mentioned earlier, the group had already floated an IPL team four years back, but that did not last for long. While dissolving Rising Pune Supergiant, the Kolkata based business tycoon had revealed that he would again float a team “whenever there would be an opportunity", according to media reports. On Monday, shortly after the announcement was made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the winners, Goenka expressed his happiness in interviews to a few news organisations. “It is an initial step and now, we need to build a good team and perform,” he told The Hindu Sportstar on the day. In another interview, he revealed that the group preferred Lucknow over the other teams.

So, with this move, the RPSG franchise will finally enter their second innings in the Indian Premier League, years after a heartbreaking loss to Mumbai Indians in the 2017 final games.

On Future Plans and Return Proposition

On future plans, Goenka told Moneycontrol, “Rs 7,000 crore is the enterprise value to be paid over in 10 years, the first-year payout is Rs 700 crore. In the same period, I expect to get over Rs 3,500 crore from the Cricket Board."

Talking about the return propositions from the investments, Goenka futher mentioned, “In five years I expect it to be worth Rs 10,000 crore. The Rs 7,000 crore valuation is to go up to Rs 10,000 crore. So, if I’m investing Rs 2,500 crore and in five years it becomes worth Rs 10,000 crore, that’s a pretty good investment."

Sanjiv Goenka Group and CVC Capital Win Bids for Lucknow, Ahmedabad IPL Teams

RPSG Ventures Ltd. – Lucknow (for INR 7090 crores)

संजीव गोयनका के आरपीएसजी ग्रुप ने एक बार फिर आईपीएल में निवेश किया है। सोमवार को दुबई में ऑक्शन के दौरान इस ग्रुप ने 7 हजार 90 करोड़ में लखनऊ की टीम खरीदी। इसके साथ ही लखनऊ आईपीएल इतिहास की सबसे महंगी फ्रेंचाइजी बन चुकी है। इससे पहले मुंबई आईपीएल इतिहास की सबसे महंगी फ्रेंचाइजी थी, जिसकी कीमत 839 करोड़ थी। इस टीम को खरीदने वाला आरपीएसजी ग्रुप इससे पहले भी आईपीएल में टीम खरीद चुका है। साल 2016 में राइजिंग पुणे सुपरजाएंट्स की टीम इसी ग्रुप के पास थी। यह टीम दो साल तक आईपीएल में खेली थी और एक बार फाइनल में भी पहुंची थी। इकाना स्टेडियम लखनऊ की टीम का होम ग्राउंड हो सकता है।

यह टीम खरीदने के बाद संजीव गोयनका ने कहा "आईपीएल में वापसी करके बेहद खुश हैं। यह इंतजार काफी लंबा था। इस बोली के लिए हमने काफी प्लान किया था। मैं लीग में शामिल होने वाले सभी लोगों का धन्यवाद करना चाहूंगा। यह वापसी बेहद सुखद है।"

ज्यादा नहीं है 7 हजार 90 करोड़

जब संजय गोयनका से पूछा गया कि आईपीएल की एक फ्रेंचाइजी के लिए 7 हजार 90 करोड़ की राशि ज्यादा नहीं है। तब उन्होंने कहा कि जब पहली बार आईपीएल में टीमें खरीदी गईं थी तब भी ऐसी ही बातों कही गई थी। देखिए अब वो फ्रेंचाइजी कहां हैं। सबसे जरूरी यह है कि हमने अपना अनुमान सही लगाया था। इसे लेकर हम काफी खुश हैं। वहीं टीम बनाने को लेकर उन्होंने कहा "हमें विश्वास है कि बीसीसीआई हमें पुराने मालिकों की बराबरी पर लाएगा। हमें किसी तरह का नुकसान नहीं होगा। हमें इससे पहले भी आईपीएल में नई टीमें बनाने का अनुभव है। हमने ऐसी ही हालातों में राइजिंग पुणे सुपरजाएंट्स की टीम बनाई थी। यह अनुभव हमारे काम आएगा और हम अच्छी स्थिति में होंगे।"

आईपीएल की पिछली आठ टीमों की कुल राशि से ज्यादा है लखनऊ की राशि

7 हजार 90 करोड़ में बिकने वाली लखनऊ की फ्रेंचाइजी की कीमत इस टूर्नामेंट में पहले से शामिल आठ फ्रेंचाइजी की शुरुआती कीमत से ज्यादा है। आईपीएल में पहले से ही आठ फ्रेंचाइजी शामिल हैं, जिनकी शुरुआती कीमत का कुल योग 5 हजार 425 करोड़ है। इस लिहाज से लखनऊ की कीमत बाकी टीमों के कुल योग से 1 हजार 665 करोड़ ज्यादा है। वहीं अहमदाबाद आईपीएल इतिहास की दूसरी सबसे महंगी टीम बनी है, जिसे सीवीसी कैपिटल्स ग्रुप ने 5 हजार 166 करोड़ में खरीदा है। 

फ्रेंचाइजी  मालिक राशि (रुपयों में)
 लखनऊ गोयनका ग्रुप 7090 करोड़
अहमदाबाद सीवीसी कैपिटल पार्टनर्स 5625 करोड़
 मुंबई  मशहूर उद्योगपति मुकेश अंबानी 839 करोड़
 बैंगलोर यूनाइटेड स्पिरिट ग्रुप  837 करोड़ 
 हैदराबाद डेक्कन क्रॉनिकल 802 करोड़
 चेन्नई  इंडिया सीमेंट्स 682 करोड़
 दिल्ली जीएमआर ग्रुप 630 करोड़
मोहाली बॉलीवुड अभिनेत्री प्रीति जिंटा, व्यवसायी नेस वाडिया, करण पॉल और डाबर के मोहित बर्मन 570 करोड़
कोलकाता शाहरुख खान की रेड चिलीज एंटरटेनमेंट 563 करोड़ 
राजस्थान इमर्जिंग मीडिया 502 करोड़

लखनऊ के सबसे महंगी टीम बनने पर लोगों ने जताई खुशी

लखनऊ फ्रेंचाइजी के आईपीएल की सबसे महंगी टीम बनने पर उत्तर प्रदेश के लोगों ने खुशी जताई है। यह पहला मौका है, जब देश के सबसे बड़े राज्य उत्तर प्रदेश के किसी शहर के नाम पर आईपीएल टीम बनाई गई है। लोगों का मानना है कि इससे उनके राज्य को बढ़ावा मिलेगा और ज्यादा संख्या में पर्यटक आएंगे। राज्य में पर्यटन बढ़ने से यहां का बुनियादी ढांचा बेहतर होगा और लोगों को ज्यादा रोजगार मिलेगा। 

We look at 3 players who can captain the Lucknow franchise in IPL 2022

#1 Steve Smith

While Steve Smith isn't quite a local lad, he has strong connections with the RPSG group. He was appointed as the captain of the Supergiant team over MS Dhoni, even leading them to the final in IPL 2017.

With the Australian batting maestro not a guaranteed starter for the Delhi Capitals, Sanjiv Goenka will definitely be looking to swoop in for him. He would be a strong contender to lead the team in the IPL next year.
From a team balance point of view, Smith can be a great anchor for them to build their batting lineup around.
There has been a lot of debate around the cons of having an overseas player as captain, as it makes him difficult to drop if not in form. He also eats up one of four slots for foreigners. But Smith is a consistent batter and can ensure that he commands his spot.
Smith even led the Rajasthan Royals as recently as IPL 2020 and has captained Australia at the international level. So he is definitely one of the frontrunners for the Lucknow franchise.

#2 Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is one of the biggest names in Indian cricket, and despite being at the fag end of his career, he can be a big influence. Especially since he has represented Uttar Pradesh at the domestic level since the beginning of his career.

Raina has been with Chennai Super Kings since the beginning of the IPL barring the two years they were suspended from the tournament. He is their vice-captain, so to lure him away may be difficult.
But the perk of captaincy and having the chance to leave behind a legacy in his home state can make the veteran decide to leave CSK. This could be the final chapter in his playing career, having won the tournament with the team he has been so loyal to this year.
In the two years that CSK did not play in the IPL, Raina captained Gujarat Lions and did well, leading them to a top-of-the-table finish in 2016. Though they lost in the first Qualifier and then the Eliminator.
If the Lucknow franchise can somehow snap him up CSK, Raina would be a great option to have as a captain. He would bring them experience, talent and great brand value.

#3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is currently in a team in turmoil, with SunRisers Hyderabad having a horror season in the IPL 2021 amid leadership troubles too. However, he is still their vice-captain and has leadership experience.

The experienced seamer is a wily T20 bowler and makes it difficult for batters with his smart use of variations and is a huge threat with the new ball.
Bhuvneshwar is also a UP local, which would make him a good pick for the Lucknow team.
While the IPL 2021 wasn't the best of seasons for him, he is a top player. If given the right backing, he can bounce right back. He has the smarts as well as the cool and calm demeanor to lead the team as well.

IPL 2022 to have 10 teams, 74 matches: Each team to play 14 matches in new season

IPL 2022 will have 74 matches in total with 2 new teams

Each team will play 14 matches - 7 at home, 7 away

IPL 2011 also had 74 teams as the edition had 10 teams


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