Manoj Badale of the Emerging Media IPL Limited has been the RR owner since the inception of the IPL back in 2008. The Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) under the leadership of Shane Warne, who passed away last year due to a suspected heart attack. The Royals beat the Chennai Super Kings in the final.
Since the first season, the Royals are yet to get their hands on the trophy despite having some of the best players in their ranks. Last year, RR advanced to the final of the IPL, but lost to Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
This year, they will be looking to go one step ahead and get their hands on the coveted trophy. Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ravi Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal are among their star players. They have also roped in Joe Root, who has been a prolific run-scorer for England, especially in Test cricket.
However, there have also been a few injury concerns in their ranks. Prasidh Krishna was ruled out due to injury after which Sandeep Sharma was roped in as his replacement. Obed McCoy is also nursing an injury and it remains to be seen if he can get fit for the latter half of the tournament.
The franchise carved the careers of plenty of cricketers. Shane Watson became the Player of the Tournament in 2008 and he went on to become an integral part of the Australian team across all three formats.
RR drafted in Ravindra Jadeja back in 2008 after the India U19 team won the World Cup under Virat Kohli’s leadership. Jadeja is currently a part of the CSK team in the IPL. Yusuf Pathan emerged as a power-hitter and also went on to hit a 37-ball hundred for the Royals.
Rajasthan Royals Owner | Team Details
|Team Name||Rajasthan Royals|
|Current Owner||Manoj Badale (majority stake)|
|CEO||Jake Lush McCrum|
|Coach||Kumar Sangakkara (Director of Cricket)|
|Assistant Coach||Trevor Penny|
|Fast bowling coach||Lasith Malinga|
|Strategy, Development and Performance Director||Zubin Bharuicha|
|Head of Analytics & technology||Giles Lindsay|
|Support Coach||Siddhartha Lahiri|
|Fielding Coach||Dishant Yagnik|
Who is the RR Owner in IPL 2023?
Manoj Badale is the Rajasthan Royals owner for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. Badale has a 65 percent stake in the IPL franchise. In 2008, Emerging Media IPL Limited bought the Royals for a bid worth $67, the lowest among all the eight teams taking part in the tournament back then.
If reports are to be believed, EMIP had bought 13.4 percent of the stakes in the RR team from a Nigeria-based firm, named Kelowna Investment Limited, owned by Indian businessman Suresh Chellaram.
Chellaram and Lachlan Murdoch are the other two investors in the RR team along with Badale. Back in 2008, Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty bought 11.7 percent share as RR owners. But in 2015, Kundra was handed a life ban surrounding his involvement in match-fixing scandals.
The Royals, along with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), did not take part in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the IPL. In their place, Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant played. Both the Royals and Super Kings made their IPL comebacks in 2018.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team Brand Value
How Much Do Rajasthan Royals’ Owners Earn?
Back in 2019, the Royals had a brand value of INR 327 crore, but it dropped to INR 263 crore in 2021. It was mostly due to the two-year suspension handed to them for involvement in match-fixing scandals.
However, RR turned their fortunes around in 2023. After they finished as the runners-up in 2022, RR’s brand value increased by 78 percent, the fastest by any team in the championship. The brand valuation increased to 61.3 million dollars.
Rajasthan Royals Sponsors in IPL 2023
Principle Sponsors: BKT, Dollar, Jio
Title Sponsor: Luminous
Associate Sponsors: SBI Life, Goel TMT, UBON
Official Partners: Fancraze, Dream 11, Royal Challenge, Mahindra, Deakin, Fino, Dettol, Schneider Electric, Bisleri, Bombay Shaving Company, Amul Organic, Heme Health
Official Licences: Fancode Shop, TA9Z, G, Play (R)
Media Partners: Humans of Bombay, 92.7 Big FM, Patrika
(Source: Rajasthan Royals)