Puma has become the official kit partner for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
RCB has signed a strategic long-term partnership with global sports brand Puma on Tuesday and as per the deal, Puma will be the official kit partner of RCB from the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league. Meanwhile, Puma is already associated with RCB as well as India captain Virat Kohli.
“It’s great to welcome PUMA to the RCB family! A global brand with a strong sporting vision and great quality products, their extensive distribution network through offline and online channels will ensure fans have access to RCB merchandise across the country,” Virat Kohli was quoted as saying in a media release.
RCB to play against MI on April 9 in IPL 2021
“We are excited to partner with RCB, one of the most popular teams in the Indian Premier League. Our similar brand ethos coupled with the team’s growing fan base and extensive social following makes RCB our ideal partner on the cricket pitch,” said Abhishek Ganguly, the managing director, Puma India and Southeast Asia.
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League will begin on April 9 where RCB will play against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as well.
As far as Team India‘s current status is concerned, they won the series across formats convincingly. It started with a 3-1 series win in the four-match Test series, then they won the five-match T20I series 32 and at the end they clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 as well. And, after the 2021 season of IPL, they will travel to England for the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) where they will take on New Zealand in June.
Meanwhile, the England coach said that his team has learnt important lessons from the tour of India and it will work when they will return again in the T20 World Cup later this year as well.
Chris Silverwood, in an interaction with the British media on Monday said: “It was a good, competitive game and a good, competitive series throughout. I’m very proud of them, I’m proud of each and every player who has been out here,” Silverwood said in the series-ending presser.
“I’m proud of the effort and the attitude that’s been shown towards the game. I think we’ve learned a lot and from that point of view I couldn’t ask any more of them,” he added. “We’ve got valuable experience for the T20 World Cup coming up, and if we look back at the Test series…the lessons they’ve learned, when they come back again they’ll know what to do and have a better game plan.”