Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have taken the wraps off their new alternative kit to prepare for the IPL stage. The Virat Kohli-led team will resume their first game on September 20 against Kolkata Knight Riders and will wear a light blue jersey. The kit will replace the team sport's only green jersey for their "Go Green" initiative and is intended as a token of respect and support for frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During the first phase of IPL 2021, RCB captain Virat Kohli had suggested that the franchise extend its support to the frontline workers during the pandemic and light blue kits matching the colors of the PPE kits to honor the frontline workers. Will sport Kohli had announced that his franchise would make a financial contribution to support health infrastructure related to oxygen support in Bengaluru and other cities in the country.
RCB had joined hands with Give India Foundation to provide around 100 units of oxygen concentrators to extend support to Bangalore and other cities. Since the start of the pandemic last year, RCB's parent company, Diageo India, has manufactured and distributed 3 lakh liters of sanitizers and committed Rs 75 crore for the program to support the Indian hospitality sector.
RCB currently, with five wins from seven matches, are at the third position in the points table. Kohli, who recently joined the team after India's tour of England, has said that he is excited about the season.