Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owner – Who is the owner of RCB in IPL 2024?

United Spirits Limited, a Diego Group company, is the RCB team owner for the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are among the very few teams, who are yet to get their hands on the IPL trophy.

They have played three finals thus far but failed to go all the way even once. Back in 2016, Virat Kohli scored 973 runs, the most by any batter in a single edition of the IPL. But even Kohli’s colossal efforts weren’t enough for the Challengers to win their maiden title.

Back in 2013, Kohli took over as the RCB skipper from Daniel Vettori and led until the 2021 edition. During this while, the now 34-year-old Kohli became the all-time leading run-getter in the IPL but couldn’t quite take his team all the way to winning the title.

After the 2021 edition, Kohli resigned as the captain after which veteran South African cricketer Faf du Plessis took over. The RCB have advanced to the playoffs in four of the last five editions of the IPL, but they have been struggling in crunch matches.

The Challengers never had dearth of firepower. Back in 2011, the likes of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle joined RCB and changed the fortunes of the team. Gayle holds the record for the most sixes in the history of the IPL. De Villiers was known for his powerful shots all around the ground.

For the 2024 edition of the IPL, the RCB have roped in a few new faces, including Cameron Green and Alzarri Joseph. Green was stupendous for the Mumbai Indians (MI) last season, but the five-time champions decided to trade him out to RCB.

Joseph, on the other hand, played two seasons for the Gujarat Titans before making a move to the Challengers at a price of INR 11.50 crores. Joseph also holds the record for the best figures in the history of the IPL after he accomplished the feat against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

RCB also shelled out INR 5 crore for left-arm fast bowler Yash Dayal, who is mostly known for the five sixes that he was hit for by Rinku Singh against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) last season. However, Dayal performed reasonably in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The Challengers also brought in right-arm pacer Lockie Ferguson for a price of INR 2 crore. The New Zealand seamer has prior experience of playing in the IPL, having represented the Knight Riders and the Titans. They also have England’s Tom Curran, who can be effective on his day with both bat and ball.

Their batting lineup has hardly lacked firepower, but it is their bowlers, who have faltered at times. Can the RCB finally go on to win their maiden title after working hard for as many as 17 seasons. There’s still a long way to go.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Owner | Team Details

Team Name Royal Challengers  
Current Owner United Spirits Limited
CEO Anand Kripalu
Captain Faf du Plessis
Coach Andy Flower
Batting Coach Sridharan Sriram
Bowling Coach Adam Griffith
Fielding Coach Malolan Rangarajan
Director of Cricket Operations N/A
Strength and Conditioning Coach Shanker Basu
Team Physio Evan Speechly
Team Analyst Freddie Wildie
Sports Massage Therapist Navnita Gautam
Assistant Team Physio Sabyasachi Sahoo
Masseur and Caretaker Ramesh Mane
Masseur Mangesh
Wellness Expert Dr Sanjana Kiran
Team Doctor Dr. Harini Priyadarshini

RCB owner IPL 2023

Who is the RCB Owner in IPL 2024?

United Spirits Limited happens to be the RCB owner for the ongoing IPL. It is the biggest alcoholic beverage organization in India and the second largest by volume in the world. Nina Nagarajan is the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the United Spirits Limited.

Back in 2008, business tycoon Vijay Mallya bought RCB for $111.6 million, the second-highest price to Mumbai Indians $111.9 million. He was the owner of the team for eight years, but had to resign due to financial issues and irregularities.

The ownership of the RCB team was then transferred to the United Spirits Limited. Mallya is no longer involved with the Challengers team in the IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team Brand Value

How Much Do Royal Challengers Bangalore’ Owners Earn?

The RCB has been amongst the strongest brands in the IPL. In a report published on Zeebiz, RCB had a growth percentage of 34 after IPL 2022, the highest among all teams in the tournament. They have a brand valuation of $68 million. RCB is currently the third richest franchise with a net worth of INR 697 crore. Despite not winning a single title, the fans have stayed loyal and the stadium at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore remains packed. It shows how popular the RCB team has been over the years despite its limited success.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Sponsors in IPL 2024

Main Principal Partner: Qatar Airways

Principal Partners: KEI Wires and Cables, Happilo, Jio

Associate Partners: PUMA, Hardware Italian, BOAT, EQUITAS, Mahindra, Nippon Paint

Official Partners: Eat Sure, Rario, Munch, Ampere, Restolex, Dream 11, BIRA, Royal Challenge, Hombale, Amul Organic, Manipal Hospitals, Aryaka, 7 UP, The Master Chef, NVY, Fever 194 FM, Bella VITA, Jio Cinema, Birla Estates, ALSTONE

Official Commercial Partners: DNA Networks

(Source: Royal Challengers Bangalore)


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