Monday, April 14, 2008

Bangalore Royal Challengers

Bangalore Royal Challengers

Bangalore Royal Challengers is the team that is going to represent the city of Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, the inaugural Twenty20 cricket tournament to be held in India. The team is owned by the liquor magnate Vijay Mallya, the chairman of UB Group. Charu Sharma is the CEO of the team and Rahul Dravid, the captain of the team is the Icon Player. Martin Crowe, the former New Zealand captain, has also been signed as a member of the management team. Venkatesh Prasad, the former Indian fast bowler and the present bowling coach of India has been declared the coach for the team.

Bangalore team was won by Vijay Mallya, who paid US$111.6 million for it. This was the second highest bid for a team in the IPL, next only to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries' bid of $111.9 million for the Mumbai team.

Team Logo:
The team logo consists of the RC emblem with 'Bangalore Royal Challengers' in standard format. The jersey colours of the team are red and golden yellow, the same as the Karnataka state flag.

Current squad:
Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ross Taylor, Anil Kumble, Cameron White, Zaheer Khan, Mark Boucher, Nathan Bracken, Dale Steyn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Wasim Jaffer, Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar.

Official Website:

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