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IPL 2021: RCB Unveil Blue Jersey To Pay Tribute To Frontline Workers

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By IANS News
September 18, 2021 • 21:18 PM View: 1102

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday unveiled blue jersey to pay tribute to frontline workers who are working day in and out for fighting against the COVID-19 virus. This will be the franchise's second special jersey in the IPL after the green jersey worn as part of the 'Go Green' movement.

The blue jersey will be auctioned after the first match of the second half of IPL 2021 against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi. The revenue generated will be used for vaccination drives throughout India. The blue jersey was unveiled by captain Virat Kohli and chairman Prathmesh Mishra.

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"This is a different kind of a blue colour I'll be sporting. It gives a message and it will be a milestone for RCB," said Kohli while unveiling the jersey.

The blue jersey will feature messages on the back to spread awareness in the battle against COVID-19. After the match against KRR ends, the jerseys will be signed and auctioned to raise funds for deployment of vaccines in India. The jerseys resemble the colour of the PPE kits worn by frontline workers on duty.

"India has been battling Covid-19 on a war footing. While vaccination has being going on at a great pace, the frontline workers are the ones bearing the burden of helping us move past this pandemic. We have great respect and admiration for these workers and would like to assist these heroes in our own little way to spread awareness. We are all in this fight together and we need to work together to help humanity move forward," added Kohli.

The auction will be organised by Fankind on their website. The auction period will begin on September 20 and run till October 2. It will be open for all fans to bid for up to 11 sets of '2 player jerseys'.


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