To honor the covid-19 warriors, the IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise will wear the blue jersey in the opening game of their UAE stage on September 20 when they face the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“At RCB, we are honored to wear the blue kit, which resembles the color of the frontline warriors’ PPE kits, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic,” RCB tweeted on Tuesday. .
Over the years, RCB has worn the green jersey during a game over the course of a season to show their support for the environment. However, this season it will be for those who have been at the forefront of the war against the coronavirus pandemic.
They were planning to do the same during the Indian leg of IPL 2021, but due to the cases of covid that sprouted up inside various team bio-bubbles, the league came to a screeching halt during the first week of May.
The season will now resume in the United Arab Emirates with the remaining matches being played at three venues like last year. The first game on the restart will see defending champions Mumbai Indians take on the Chennai Super Kings.
The RCB resumes its campaign against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Virat Kohli-led franchise will be deprived of several of its foreign stars, including Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Finn Allen and Kane Richardson, who have retired for the remainder of the season. On the other hand, versatile Washington Sundar is sidelined due to injury.
However, RCB has signed replacements including Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Tim David, George Garton and Akash Deep.
With five wins and two losses in seven matches, the Royal Challengers are currently third in the points table behind leaders Delhi Capitals and CSK who are second.
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