Royal Challengers Bangalore are known for wearing a green jersey for one match every season in order to raise environmental awareness. The green’ tradition by RCB was initiated in 2011, as a campaign towards a greener, sustainable environment, where one match of the season is marked as the ‘green match’. RCB are now all set to don the green jersey for their upcoming match against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. All the players including the support staff will be wearing the green jerseys as against their signature red and golden ones.
After having achieved carbon neutrality in 2011, RCB has carried out fan-driven and other initiatives under the campaign. RCB outfit is one of the first teams in T20 to have become Carbon positive, and they are rallying to ‘bring back green’. Using the T20 Championship as a platform, the players and the management wish to spread environmental sensitivity amidst the fans and communicate the importance of saving electricity, water, and the environment for a better future. Back In 2016, the Royal Challengers Bangalore players took the initiative to reach the stadium on cycle while CNG rikshaws were arranged for fans to reach the stadium. Last year, the franchise raised awareness of recycling. In this season, they are raising awareness about ‘keeping the planet clean and healthy’. RCB’s official Twitter account announces this on October 24 at 9 AM. RCB tweeted, “Bold Diaries: RCB Go Green Initiative. RCB players will sport the Green Jerseys against CSK tomorrow to spread awareness about keeping the planet clean and healthy.”
RCB are currently places third in the points table, only behind MI and DC. They would jump to the second or even the first position If they do win against CSK on Sunday. Despite the almost elimination of the three-time champions Super Kings, their encounter against the Challengers would be a thrilling one as both the teams have always been fierce opponents and they are captained by two Indian captains