IPL 2023, LSG Jersey | The team of Lucknow Super Giants will be seen in the color of Mohun Bagan’s jersey

Kolkata: When the Lucknow Super Giants team takes the field against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) match here on Saturday, the color of its jersey will be the red and green colors of the legendary football club Mohun Bagan. Will be like jersey. Lucknow Super Giants has been bought by Kolkata based RP Sanjiv Goenka Group in 2022. The same group acquired a majority stake in Indian Super League (ISL) team Mohun Bagan in the 2020-21 season. Also read Lucknow Super Giants team owner Shashwat Goenka said, “It (Mohun Bagan) is not an institution, it is actually a feeling. Its legacy represents the city of Kolkata.” “Keeping this in mind, we have decided that the Lucknow team will take to the field in red and green striped jerseys in Saturday’s match against KKR at the Eden Gardens,” he said. Lucknow’s #GazabAndaz, now in Kolkata’s colours. 🔥 Our tribute to Mohun Bagan and the City of Joy. 🟢🔴 pic.twitter.com/JTaWpSB1vq — Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) May 18, 2023 “This is our way of paying respect to the legacy of Mohun Bagan and our city,” he said. The Lucknow team hopes that the local supporters will support their team in this match on Saturday. The team will have to win this match to ensure a place in the playoffs without any change. Goenka said, “Not only the fans of Mohun Bagan, but we also hope that the spectators of Kolkata will support us. Kolkata is our home for us. In such a situation, we will ask people to give maximum support to our team. The announcement was made at the RPSG House here in the presence of Lucknow’s stand-in captain Krunal Pandya and wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran. Krunal, who is taking charge of the team due to injury to Lokesh Rahul, said on the occasion that he would like to see Mohun Bagan play matches in times to come and would like to replicate the franchise’s ISL success in the IPL. He said, “Yes, I know that this year we have won the (ISL) trophy as well. I also know about the team. In fact, I am looking forward to watching their match as well.” Earlier on Wednesday, the stakeholders of Mohun Bagan removed the ATK prefix from the name of the 133-year-old football club on a long-standing demand of the fans. The team will be known as Mohun Bagan Supergiants from June 1. (agency)

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