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.
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.
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.