It seems that Royal Challengers Bangalore are in full mood of an update before IPL 2020. They have been making a lot of changes since the IPL 2020 auction. They released a no. of player just ahead of the IPL auction overhauling the team structure completely. In one of the latest surprises, they seemed to be changing their name in this year’s IPL. In a surprising move, the franchise has dropped Bangalore from its name while removing the team logo from the social media handles also.
Cricket Analyst and Expert Harsha Bhogle also tweeted regarding the same. Harsha wrote, “Hey guys, any idea what’s on with @rcbtweets? All posts deleted on Instagram, no profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook…..”
Hey guys, any idea what's on with @rcbtweets? All posts deleted on Instagram, no profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2020
From the drastic changes in last few days its highly likely that Royal Challengers Bangalore are planning to enter this year’s IPL with a new name. Though this won’t come as a big surprise for their die-hard fans as they were already asking the franchise to change its name of franchise from Bangalore to the new name.
The three-times runner-ups are one of the most formidable but unlucky teams of the tournament. Their fans will be hoping that the name change bring a good fortune with it. As per reports doing the rounds on the internet, the franchise might announce its new name and logo on February 16 and most probably the term Bengaluru will be added to the name. RCB will make a change in their name on February 16.
“Due to the agitation from local fans, RCB officials have decided to rename home team name from Bangalore to Bengaluru. Change of logo also expected. It’s all happening on February 16, claim reports according to myKhel.
Bengaluru has its own history with its name as the city was originally called Bengaluru till the third Anglo Mysore war of 1792. But in the reign of British the name changed to Bangalore. In one of the great moves of restoring city’s pride, the Government of India decided to rename the city back to its old name of Bengaluru in 2014.