|Owners||Dr. Vijay Mallya and UB group|
|Home Ground||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|Franchise fee||$111.6 million|
|Most expensive player:||Kevin Pietersen and all rounder Flintoff - $ 1.5 million. ( Rs 7.35 crores)|
Bangalore Royal Challengers is the team that is going to represent the city of Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, the inaugural Twenty20 cricket tournament to be held in India. The team is owned by the liquor magnate Vijay Mallya, the chairman of UB Group. Charu Sharma is the CEO of the team and Rahul Dravid, the captain of the team is the Icon Player. Martin Crowe, the former New Zealand captain, has also been signed as a member of the management team.Venkatesh Prasad, the former Indian fast bowler and the present bowling coach of India has been declared the coach for the team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, like Deccan Chargers, had ended up at the bottom of the table in the inaugural edition of IPL. Both teams ended up meeting in the final of IPL 2009 in South Africa. Anil Kumble-led RCB with great heart, but was unable to win the title. Kumble's most impressive virtues as a cricketer - grit and determination - came to the fore in South Africa. The side lost four of their first five matches in IPL 2009, but made a startling comeback to make it to the semi-finals.
The team qualified for the CLT20 but could not qualify for the knock-out stage. The team has undergone a sea-change in terms of personnel and support staff from Season 2008 with new coach Ray Jennings making a huge impact. Former captain Kevin Pietersen's participation is still debatable owing to an extended injury break. Their only buy at the 2010 auction was Englishman Eoin Morgan, but they also have in their ranks India's under-19 captain Ashok Menaria while Nathan Bracken has been bought out.
Vijay Mallya wanted to associate one of his top-selling liquor brands, either 'No. 1 McDowell's' or 'Royal Challenge' with the team.Ultimately, 'Royal Challenge' was chosen, and hence the team was given the name 'Bangalore Royal Challengers'. The jersey colours of the team are red and golden yellow, the same as the Karnataka state flag, and the logo consists of the RC emblem with 'Bangalore Royal Challengers' in standard format.
|Coach||: Ray Jennings|
|Captain||: Anil Kumble|
|Colors||: Red and Golden Yellow|
|Home Ground||: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|CEO||: Brijesh Patel|
|Adviser||: Martin Crowe|