The IPL franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore will resume their IPL 2021 campaign in the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on September 20.
The team will put on a blue jersey to pay tribute to the frontline workers for their battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The team took to Twitter to confirm the news on Tuesday and stated, “RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20th."
RCB statement added, "We at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, which resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic.”
In the past, the RCB has worn green jerseys in the past as a part of their flagship ‘Go Green’ for the environment conservation.
RCB captain Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammed Siraj arrived in UAE on Sunday after the IPL franchise had arranged a chartered flight from Manchester to Dubai.
Virat said, "Hopefully, we're able to maintain a good, strong, and secure environment, and have a quality IPL."
Kohli said that this will be going to be an exciting phase and a very important one for RCB and then for the Indian team at the T20 World Cup.
Captain Kohli also spoke about the new additions to the team and said that he been in touch with each and every member.
He also added, "We've had discussions over the last month or so, a little longer than that with the replacements, who's coming and who's not."
Virat said they ended up replacing their important players with some of the top-quality cricketers.
He added those players will be missed, and added that "they are a part of the family, but the people coming in as well have great skill sets, especially for these conditions."
He further said that he is excited to see the whole group at practice and certainly very excited to resume a very good season that started before the second wave of the pandemic.