Gujarat Lions

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Gujarat Lions
Gujarat Lions.png
CaptainSuresh Raina[1]
CoachBrad Hodge[2]
OwnerKeshav Bansal (Intex Technologies)[3]
Team information
CityRajkot, Gujarat, India
FoundedDecember 2015 (December 2015)
DissolvedMay 2017
Home groundSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot[1]
(Capacity: 28,000)
Secondary home ground(s)Green Park Stadium, Kanpur[4]

T20I kit

The Gujarat Lions (often abbreviated as GL) was a franchise cricket team based in the city of Rajkot, that represented Indian state Gujarat in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team played in the IPL for 2 years (the 2016 and 2017 seasons) as one of the replacements for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were both suspended for two seasons due to illegal betting by their respective owners.[5] The franchise was owned by Intex Technologies.[5][6][7][8]


In an event held in New Delhi, the Rajkot-based team was named as Gujarat Lions and Suresh Raina was announced as their captain.

The team played five of their home matches at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot and two of their home matches at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur in the IPL 2016. In IPL 2016, the team won 9 matches.[9]

Sponsors and partners[edit]

A total of 13 sponsors signed up to partner Gujarat Lions.[10]

The official merchandise is provided by TYKA and the principal shirt sponsor is Oxigen Wallet,[11] TVS Tyres,[12] Astral Pipe,[13] Intex, Gujarat Tourism[14] are the sponsors for 2016 season.[15] Kansai Nerolac Paints[16] and Sanghi Industries were associate sponsor.[17] Jio joined for 2017 season.

Year Kit Manufacturers Sponsor (Front) Sponsor (Back) Sponsor (Chest)
2016 TYKA Oxigen Wallet TVS Tyres Lawman Pg3
2017 SG Shudh Plus Valvoline

Awards and achievements[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Team Rajkot". 18 December 2015. Archived from the original on 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ Kundu, Sagnik (31 March 2017). "IPL 2017: All you need to know about Gujarat Lions' coaching staff". Sportskeeda.
  3. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (13 April 2016). "Meet Keshav Bansal, youngest IPL team owner". Mint.
  4. ^ "Flawed teams look for consolation win". ESPNcricinfo. 9 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b C, Aprameya (8 December 2015). "Pune and Rajkot announced as 2 new franchises in IPL". One India. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  6. ^ Nayar, N. R. (26 March 2017). "The journey of Gujarat Lions has been exciting: Bansal". Gulf News.
  7. ^ Venkatesh, Shruti (22 June 2017). "Intex's Bansal keen to acquire IPL franchise". Forbes India.
  8. ^ Mehta, Ivan (12 April 2017). "Emotional Connect With The Gujarat Lions Has Helped Our Sales: Intex's Keshav Bansal". The Huffington Post.
  9. ^ "IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions team profile". The Times of India. 11 April 2017.
  10. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (9 April 2016). "IPL season 9: Gujarat Lions, Rising Pune Supergiants bag 13 backers each". Mint. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  11. ^ Mitra, Sounak (30 March 2016). "Intex signs Oxigen as title sponsor for Gujarat Lions". Livemint.
  12. ^ Sharma, Ravi Teja (5 April 2016). "TVS Tyres signs up as principal sponsor of IPL team Gujarat Lions". The Economic Times.
  13. ^ Vora, Rutam (9 April 2016). "IPL: Astral Poly Technik ties up with Gujarat Lions". The Hindu Business Line.
  14. ^ "Govt signs agreement with 'Gujarat Lions' to become leading arm sponsor of franchise". The Times of India. 5 April 2016.
  15. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (9 April 2016). "IPL season 9: Gujarat Lions, Rising Pune Supergiants bag 13 backers each". Mint.
  16. ^ Sharma, Ravi Teja (12 April 2016). "Kansai Nerolac signs up with Gujarat Lions as associate sponsor for IPL 9". The Economic Times.
  17. ^ "Sanghi Industries is associate sponsor of Gujarat Lions team". The Hindu Business Line. 12 April 2016.
  18. ^ Ananthasubramanian, Vignesh (22 May 2017). "IPL 2017: List of award winners and their prize money". Sportskeeda.
  19. ^ Chauhan, Naveen (22 May 2017). "IPL 2017: ये बेहतरीन यादें छोड़ गया आईपीएल 10" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala.

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