Season: 2016

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Reliance Industries

The Mumbai franchise was sold to the Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani & Nita Ambani for $111.9 million. And making it the most expensive team to be sold in the IPL. The franchise was eventually named “Mumbai Indians”.

Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited. Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries. Nita Ambani is married to Reliance Industries chairman and managing director, Mukesh Ambani.

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Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla

The Kolkata franchise was sold to (bollywood actor) Shah Rukh Khan & Juhi Chawla (bollywood actress) for $75.09 million (Rs 520 crore). Shah Rukh Khan’s company ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta (Mehta Group).

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Tom Moody

Tom Moody is an Australian cricket coach, commentator and former international cricketer. Tom Moody is currently the coach for the team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

In December 2012, it was announced that Tom Moody would coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL.

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United Spirits

Amrit Thomas is the Chief Marketing Officer of United Spirits Limited. United Spirits Limited is an Indian alcoholic beverages company and the world’s second-largest spirits company by volume.

In light of financial scandals involving owner/chairman Vijay Mallya, Amrit Thomas became the chairman of the Royal Challengers.

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Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer. Jacques Kallis was appointed head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in October 2015. When head coach Trevor Bayliss resigned to take over as head coach of England cricket team in June 2015. Kallis was also batting consultant of KKR for 2015 IPL season.

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Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting was coached the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, from 2014 to 2016. He was appointed as the new coach of Delhi Capitals in the IPL, on 3 January 2018.

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Kalanithi Maran

The Hyderabad franchise was sold to the Kalanithi Maran (SUN Group) for $12 million (Rs 83 crore). Kalanithi Maran is the chairman and founder of the Sun Group.

He owns television channels, newspapers, weeklies, FM Radio stations and a movie production house.

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KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited

The Punjab franchise was sold to the KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited, Dabur Group’s Mohit Burman (46%), the Wadia group’s Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%) and Saptarshi Dey of the Dey & Dey Group (8%) for $76 million (Rs 525 crore).

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Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton is a South African. Paddy Upton was Head Coach of Rajasthan Royals for 3 seasons (2013-2015). In 2018 IPL, he was appointed as Head Coach in 2018 of Rajasthan Royals.

Under his coaching, the Rajasthan Royals team to IPL Semi-finalists and Champions League finalists in Paddy Upton’s first season (2013).

He also head coach of Delhi Daredevils for two seasons (2016-2017) in the IPL. Paddy Upton was Head Coach of Pune Warriors in 2012.