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IPL 2024: In what has been the latest development as per the reports in News 18, it is learned that Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) mentor Gautam Gambhir will be missing the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 due to elections in India. 

Gautam Gambhir, who is East Delhi BJP MP, will be taking a break from the league for one season so that he can focus on the elections next year. The former Indian cricketer is an integral part of the political party and he’s likely to play a crucial role for them next year. 

“Yes, Gautam Gambhir is likely to just take a break for the next IPL to political commitments. He is not moving to a different team or leaving franchises. There will be a lot of political work involved in the build-up to the Lok Sabha elections, so he wants to focus all his energies towards that. 

“Gautam is a big face for BJP in Delhi and elsewhere also his popularity is right up there. So he will be actively involved in election work next year and will not have enough time for the IPL 2024.”

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This confirms that Gautam Gambhir is not changing the team but is taking a break. There were reports that he is all set to leave Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as a mentor for the forthcoming seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

It was also learned that Gautam Gambhir himself has expressed his desire to leave the franchise and has been in talks with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) management. There were a lot of rumours about this last month but they didn’t prove out to be true. 

IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants ropes in Justin Langer as new head coach 

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Justin Langer {PC: Twitter}

IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants recently roped in former Australian head coach Justin Langer as their head coach for the next season of the tournament IPL 2024. The development was confirmed by the franchise on their social media handles. 

This came after the two-year contract of Andy Flower with Lucknow Super Giants concluded after the IPL 2023 and the franchise parted ways with him. This paved way for the franchise to look out for a new coach and as per the reports in Cricbuzz it is learned that Gautam Gambhir suggested the name of Justin Langer. 

This will be his maiden IPL stint in the league as a coach. He has had great success as coach of the team as he led Australia to the T20 World Cup 2021 win and also under him Perth Scorchers to three Big Bash League titles in the first four years.