Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will don the Blue Jersey to pay tribute to the Frontline warriors who have spent the majority of the last 18 months in PPE kits.
The team will don the blue jersey in the opening match of the second leg of the VIVO IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders on 20th September 2021, at Abu Dhabi.
RCB had announced the Blue Jersey Match in May this year, instead of its flagship ‘Go Green’ initiative, before the pandemic put a pause to the tournament.
The team keeps its promise with its fans and will don the Blue Jersey, which was unveiled by Captain Virat Kohli and Chairman, RCB, Prathmesh Mishra at a virtual press conference on Saturday.
Since the start of the pandemic last year, RCB’s parent company, Diageo India has committed 75 Crores INR towards the program to support the Indian hospitality sector and Royal Challengers Bangalore has provided about 100 units of Oxygen Concentrators to extend support in Bengaluru, and other cities.
The special edition “Blue Jerseys”, which will feature messages to spread awareness in the battle against Covid, will be signed and auctioned to raise funds for the deployment of vaccines in India.
Fankind, an online celebrity fundraising platform, founded by Anshula Kapoor, will be organizing the auction which will go live on the Fankind website.
The auction period which begins on 20th September will last till 2nd October 2021 and will be open to all fans to bid for up to 11 sets of “2 player Jerseys”.
A closed bidding process will take place live on zoom for certain player sets on 4th October 2021. All proceeds from the auction will be directly handed over by Fankind to GiveIndia for deployment towards helping accelerate the vaccination drive for underprivileged communities.
Source: Royal Challengers Bangalore