Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday announced that the appointment of Anand Kripalu as the new chairman of the franchise. Anand will assume the responsibility as the new chairman effective from October 1, 2020.
Anand is currently the Managing Director and also the Chief Executive Officer of Diageo India. He will now replace the current chairman Sanjeev Churiwala who is the CFO and Director of Diageo India. The company has appointed him as Finance Director of the APAC region in Singapore.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore is an integral part of Diageo India and behind the scenes, I have been part of the team’s journey for the past 6 years. As the new season starts, it’s going to be an exciting new chapter to lead the team from the front along with Virat, Mike Hesson, and Simon Katich and we look forward to playing boldly. I would also like to thank Sanjeev for his tremendous contribution to RCB and Diageo and wish him luck for his new role,” new RCB chairman Anand Kripalu said in an official release.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening game September 11 in Dubai which will be their away game. There is injury concern so far and the Australia and England players will also join squad once they get cleared for COVID-19 tests.