Royal Challengers Bangalore is a cricket team based in Bangalore that plays in the Indian Premier League. The team is owned by Vijay Mallya, through his flagship firm UB Group and coached by Ray Jennings.
Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament being organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). For the inaugural tournament held in Apr-Jun 2008, the BCCI had finalised a list of 8 teams who will be participating in the tournament. The teams representing 8 different cities of India, including Bangalore, were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008 and the Bangalore team was won by Vijay Mallya, who paid US$111.6 million for it. This was the second highest bid for a team in the IPL, next only to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries’ bid of $111.9 million for the Mumbai team. Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, and Sandalwood film stars Ramya and Puneeth Rajkumar are the brand ambassadors of the team.
2011 IPL Season
The 2011 Indian Premier League season, abbreviated as IPL 4 or the 2011 IPL, will be the fourth season of the Indian Premier League, established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament will be hosted by India and the opening ceremony will be held in Chepauk Stadium, Chennai, the home venue for 2010 Champions Chennai Super Kings. The season will run from April 8 to May 28 2011. The season saw the addition of new teams the Pune Warriors and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Points are awarded in the group stage as follows:
Win 2 points
No result 1 point
Loss 0 points
Four games will be played in the playoffs:
* Game A, between the teams ranked first and second in the group stage.
* Game B, between the teams ranked third and fourth in the group stage.
* Game C, between the loser of Game A and winner of Game B.
* Final, between the winners of Games A and C.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will win IPL 2011.