Former Zimbabwe star and England’s head coach Andy Flower has left Pakistan Super League side Multan Sultans to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction. Andy will take part in the IPL mega auction in Bengaluru on February 12 as the head coach of the Lucknow Super Giants.
Flower previously worked as an assistant coach for two IPL seasons at Punjab Kings from 2020. According to the reports, Flower will be available virtually with the Multan Sultan and will return to Pakistan on February 13.
Lucknow Super Giants Coach Andy Flower leaves PSL 2022 in mid-way for IPL 2022 Mega-Auction
“Sultans will be without Flower for at least 10 days. He will head Lucknow Super Giants in the mega auction scheduled in Bangalore on February 12 and 13. Traveling to India this early is to form strategies ahead of the auction,” the report quoting Sultans officials.
Multan Sultans will be without Flower for at least 10 days. Sultans will face Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars on February 5th and 11th. Flower will be back with his team before the match against Karachi Kings on February 16.
Multans Sultans have played brilliantly so far in this season, they are undefeated with five wins and they are currently ranked first on the PSL points table with 10 points.
Given the form Multan have had this time, the absence of Andy Flower may not hurt the team too much. In Flower’s absence, former Pakistan cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed will guide the team.
Flower said that he is incredibly excited to be joining the new Lucknow franchise. “I am incredibly excited to be joining the new Lucknow franchise and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Since my very first tour to India in 1993, I have always loved touring, playing, and coaching in India. The passion for cricket in India is unrivalled and it is a real privilege to lead an IPL franchise and I am looking forward to working closely with Dr. Goenka and the Lucknow team,” Flower Said