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RCB 2014 retentions and new appointments ahead of the auctions

The official announcement regarding RCB's IPL 2014 retentions and new appointments ahead of the auctions is here.

As per everybody's expectation,the  retentions of RCB for IPL 2014  has been very obvious.The dream trio of Virat Kohli,Chris  Gayle and AB De Villiers has been given the opportunity to serve Royal Chalengers's Bangalore again by restoring faith in them after their remarkable contributions towards the team in the past seasons.

This would be the 7th year of Virat Kohli with RCB in a row. On the other hand it would be 4th year in a row for both AB De Villiers and Chris Gayle.

As per the rules provided ,only 5 of the players was to be maximum retained by the participating teams of IPL 2014. Among which RCB decided to make use of only 3 of the 5  available slots and  retain Virat Kohli ,AB devilliers and Chris Gayle.

After the official announcement of the player retention,here's what Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers and Chris Gayle had to say..

Virat Kohli "I am happy and honoured to be retained by RCB and it's great to be back to Bangalore, literally my 2nd home now...Am looking forward to working closely with the new Head Coach Dan Vettori. Bowling Coach Allan Donald's experience will add a lot of value. Together with my other retained mates Chris and AB and the rest of the team, I hope to fulfill the faith that RCB and the fans of Bangalore have reposed in me."

AB De Villiers: " Honoured to be retained by RCB and extremely happy to be staying in Bangalore. RCB and Bangalore has a special place in my heart and I look forward to contributing to the Team's success, come IPL."

Chris Gayle:" Home Again!! I am happy to be retained by RCB and looking forward to the love and affection ... Bangalore, here I come again and let's rock!!!!"

RCB Team Owner Vijay Mallya too spoke about the player retention. He said.. "This formidable trio of players have contributed significantly to RCB's past performance and are match-winners in their own right. Their retention means that we have a strong platform to build an exceptional team."

And regarding the new appointments of RCB ahead of the auctions are- Daniel Vettori and Allan Donald who have been appointed as the head coach and bowling coach respectively.Daniel Vettori has previously played for and captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore  team in the previous seasons.Apart from that, Trent Woodhill has been appointed as the batting and fielding coach.

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The new Rcb team is looking dangerous for all
deepak-n-deepu on 12 Apr 2014, 06:21 PM
have to improve our management so that we can get some really good players
mercylin-johnson on 04 Mar 2014, 01:01 PM
The new RCB is fentastic team. But I don't think making the team without the regional players is good idea. However all the best for new RCB.
sudarshanar on 16 Feb 2014, 02:10 PM
without any indian s in management it goes like hell...they didn't known our ranaji players well before
sadanand-patil on 13 Feb 2014, 11:51 AM
I think KL Rahul who has had an exceptional ranji trophy season for Karnataka should be included in the squad. That would give us another opener. Chris "Hurricane" Gayle will provide the explosive start and Rahul can be the sheet Anchor. With Virat, AB and Yuvi to follow we will be a formidable batting team. On the bowling front, I think Shreyas Gopal also part of the Ranji team should be brought in as understudy to the Great Murali. Gopal can be the next spin hope for Karnataka, RCB and India.
vinay-ramakrishna on 12 Feb 2014, 07:43 PM
rahul-ranjan-sharma on 12 Feb 2014, 01:14 PM
RCB Rockzzz...
gopalkyashwar on 11 Feb 2014, 09:29 PM
1.Gayle2.david warner3.Kohli4.AB De-Villiers5.Yuvraj Singh6.Moises Henriques7.MK Pandey8.Vinay Kumar9.bhuvi10.Amit Mishra 11Zak
raghu-bg on 11 Feb 2014, 11:16 AM
Give priority to good indian players(Yuvi) and good all rounders..
suhail-cheroor1 on 10 Feb 2014, 12:26 PM
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