Royal Challengers: Vijay Mallya wanted to associate one of his top-selling liquor brands, Royal Challenge with the team.
Colours: Red & Gold, the same as the Karnataka state flag
Logo: The logo consists of the RC emblem with “Royal Challengers Bangalore” written in a circle.
Home ground: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Team Owner: Vijay Mallya UB Group (United Spirits)
Management: Owner Vijay Mallya
CEO Brijesh Patel
Money spent on Auction (2009) $ 4,835,000
Franchisee Fee: $ 111.6 million
Team Sponsors: UB Breweries, Reebok, McDowell’s No.1, Whyte & Mackay, Kingfisher, Indigo Nation
Ambassador: Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Ramya, Upendra, Puneet Rajkumar
Team Anthem: Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se, Game for More.
Merchandise: Reebok, Louis Phillippe
Cheer leaders: Mischief Girls
Coach: Ray Jennings
Captain: Anil Kumble
Icon Player: Rahul Dravid
Physiotherapist : Bharathesh SP
Dale Willem Steyn
Roelof van der Merwe
K P Appanna
Dillon Du Preez
Cameron Leon White
Saurabh Sushant Bandekar
Karan Vinod Sharma
C Muralidharen Gautam
Devraj Thyagaraj Patil
RCB is the second best payer in the world based on a pro rata basis for the first term & so Kevin Pietersen is one of the costliest players in world sports. Kevin Pietersen was valued at $1.55m over a base price of $1.35m. it is also the largest team in IPL.
RCB has not been blessed with good times inspite of being an expensive franchisee & with good players. The form of the players has been a major cause of concern. The string of failures mid-way through the first season led to the sacking of the CEO, Charu Sharma who was replaced with Brijesh Patel. Even coach Venkatesh Prasad was about to be sacked, but he saved his job by publicly apologising for the team’s failure. Vijay Mallya went on to publicly criticise Dravid and Sharma for the failures by saying that they had not selected the right team. They were the only team in the IPL to try out 11 opening combinations in 14 games. Eventually the chief cricketing officer, Martin Crowe resigned. Anil Kumble was named the captain of the team for the remaining games of the IPL Season 2, due to Kevin Pietersen’s absence to play for England against the West Indies. Since then performance of Bangalore Royal Challengers has been instrumental.