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For a day, RCB will go green

Bangalore, May 4, DHNS:

New jersey

Going Green is almost fashionable these days, but Royal Challengers Bangalore wont just be making a fashion statement when they take the field against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday.

Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd Director Sidhartha Mallya and RCBs chief mentor Anil Kumble release the green jersey in Bangalore on Wednesday. DH photo

Royal Challengers, who pride themselves in creating environmental awareness among their fans, unveiled a special jersey at a launch event here on Wednesday. The RCB players will don the ‘RCB Green Jersey’ during their home match against Kochi as a sign of the team’s commitment to the Green Initiative.

The special jersey, with light green as its predominant colour with shades of cream, will replace the traditional red and gold attire only for that day.

“Cricketers are heroes and role models for millions of fans, and therefore are the right ambassadors to spread the message about protecting the environment,” remarked Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd Director Sidhartha Mallya after unveiling the jersey along with former India captain and RCB’s chief mentor Anil Kumble.


“The unveiling of the Green Jersey is yet another milestone in our journey to become the first carbon-neutral cricket team in the world by the end of this IPL season, and symbolises RCB’s commitment to the UN’s World Environment Day on June 5,” he noted.

Kumble reiterated the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s commitment to the cause. “We at KSCA have taken several steps in our bid to improve environment like waste segregation system, procurement of wind power and bio-gas upgradation. We are also planning to produce solar energy and harvesting of rain water,” he said.

Kumble also disclosed plans to increase the capacity of the stadium, with possible changes to the entire structure.

“When we do this, our focus will be on having environment-friendly measures in place.”

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