Royal Challengers Bangalore, one of the prominent franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has decided to undergo a name change and will now be known as ‘Royal Challengers Bengaluru’ starting from the upcoming IPL 2024 season. This transformation was officially unveiled at the RCB Unbox event held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where the franchise also introduced a fresh logo to accompany its new identity. The announcement was made in the presence of notable figures like skipper Faf Du Plessis, star batter Virat Kohli, and women’s team captain Smriti Mandhana, who recently led RCB to victory in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024.

RCB Embraces New Identity

At the RCB Unbox event, the franchise revealed its rebranded name, ‘Royal Challengers Bengaluru,’ aligning itself more closely with its roots in the city of Bengaluru. Alongside the name change, a new logo was introduced, symbolizing the team’s commitment to its heritage and the fervent support of its fan base.

Men’s Team Pays Tribute to WPL Champions

Prior to the announcement of the name change, the RCB men’s team paid tribute to the victorious RCB women’s team, led by Smriti Mandhana, who clinched the WPL 2024 title by defeating the Delhi Capitals in a thrilling final. Players such as Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and others formed a guard of honor for the women’s team, acknowledging their historic achievement.

Celebrations and Fan Support

Following their triumph in the WPL 2024, the RCB women’s team embarked on a victory lap around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, accompanied by cheers from adoring fans. Amidst the celebrations, star player Smriti Mandhana engaged in a video call with renowned all-rounder Ellyse Perry, highlighting the camaraderie and sportsmanship within the cricketing community.

Men’s Team’s Aspirations for IPL 2024

With the IPL 2024 season on the horizon, the revamped Royal Challengers Bengaluru men’s team is gearing up to make a mark on the tournament. Led by captain Faf du Plessis, the squad boasts a diverse mix of talent, including seasoned veterans and promising youngsters. The return of Virat Kohli to the playing field after a brief hiatus adds further anticipation to RCB’s campaign in the upcoming season.

Squad Overview

The RCB IPL 2024 squad comprises a formidable lineup of players, each bringing their unique skills and contributions to the team. From experienced campaigners like Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik to emerging talents such as Suyash Prabhudessai and Will Jacks, the squad is well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the tournament and strive for success on the field.

The Road Ahead

As Royal Challengers Bengaluru embarks on a new chapter with its rebranded identity, the team remains focused on its objective of delivering captivating performances and entertaining cricket to its loyal fan base. With the support of fans and the determination of its players, RCB aims to leave a lasting impact in IPL 2024 and beyond.