The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be sporting the blue jersey in their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on September 20, Monday. It is a symbol of support to the frontline workers who are fighting against the covid-19 pandemic.
RCB is known for such gestures and has previously indulged in spreading awareness about the environment by wearing green jerseys. This time around, the franchise has embarked on a new cause and Virat Kohli’s men will be donning the blue jersey to pay tribute to the frontline workers.
IPL 2021: RCB Will Sport Blue Jersey On September 20 In Support Of Frontline Workers
“RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20th We at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, that resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic,” the tweet on RCB’s official page.
Just a few months ago, the franchise had revealed that it would be making a contribution to the healthcare industry by providing funds for Oxygen support tanks in Bangalore and few other cities. RCB was also in contact with the Give India Foundation which aims to provide Oxygen concentrators to different sections of the country.
RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20th
We at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, that resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic.#PlayBold #1Team1Fight pic.twitter.com/r0NPBdybAS
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 14, 2021
The 14th season of the IPL resumes on September 19 with defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) going head-to-head against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The remaining 31 matches are set to be played across three venues in the UAE viz. Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli expressed excitement ahead of the tournament. He hopes the team can continue where they left off in the previous season. The franchise from Bangalore acquired five wins out of seven games and sits in third place.
“It’s going to be an exciting phase and a very important one for us at RCB and then for the Indian team at the T20 World Cup. I am very excited to see them with the whole group at practice & very excited to resume a very good season that we started last time around,” the 32-year-old said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fixtures for IPL 2021
RCB vs Kolkata Knight Riders – September 20, 2021, 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
RCB vs Chennai Super Kings – September 24, 2021, 7:30 PM Sharjah
RCB vs Mumbai Indians – September 26, 2021, 7:30 PM Dubai
RCB vs Rajasthan Royals – September 29, 2021, 7:30 PM Dubai
RCB vs Punjab Kings – October 3, 2021, 3:30 PM Sharjah
RCB vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – October 6, 2021, 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
RCB vs Delhi Capitals – October 8, 2021, 7:30 PM Dubai