Mahela Jayawardene is a Sri Lankan cricket coach and former cricketer. Mahela Jayawardene was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai Indians team for the IPL 2017. The England Cricket Board signed Jayawardene as batting consultant for the England team, in August 2015, .
Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer. He was appointed as head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, in August 2018.
He was the coach of Indian Cricket Team from 2008-2011. The World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Chennai franchise was sold to the India Cements for $91 million. It making it the 4th most expensive team in the IPL behind Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
India Cements Limited is a cement manufacturing company in India. It was established in 1946 by S. N. N. Sankaralinga Iyer. It has 7 integrated cement plants in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
The company is headed by former International Cricket Council chairman, N. Srinivasan. He is also the managing director of India Cements Limited. N. Srinivasan is a former Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and former President of the BCCI.
Ricky Ponting is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. Ricky Ponting was appointed as the new coach of Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, on 3 January 2018. He also coached the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, from 2014 to 2016.
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.