Royal Challengers Bangalore has been playing the IPL since the first edition with numerous talented world-class cricketers, also currently Virat Kohli is the captain of the side and he is considered the number one Batsman in the world at the moment by many Cricketers and not less his records are always proving that.
Also, many Famous Cricketers played to this side best examples are Chris Gayle, AB DE Villiers, Daniel Vettori, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and etc, despite having this kind of legends RCB has not yet managed to win their first IPL Trophy.
However, even without winning a single trophy RCB is considered as one of the top fan loving teams in IPL because of their entertaining innings and team has been encouraging campaigns and initiatives like Go Green and mixed-gender cricket.
Now, RCB came up with a historical decision, according to the press release from RCB Management they’re going to be the first side ever in the IPL to appoint a woman in their support staff as a massage therapist.
Navnita Gautam has been hired as a Sports Massage therapist. She will be working with Evan Speechly, the Head Physiotherapist and Shanker Basu, Strength & Conditioning Coach to identify, evaluate, provide guidance and implement massage therapy to suit the team and any relevant prevailing conditions.
“I am very pleased to be a part of this moment in history and another step in the right direction. The game has come a long way, in many ways, in terms of the Women’s Cricket Team and how many people are watching it. The interest was long due.” RCB Chairman, Sanjeev Churiwala said has quoted
“Sport is a great enabler, but it is important to ensure that the principles of equity in participation also extends to its staffing bodies. Increasing participation and success by women in all sporting arenas have made this possible and we at RCB are very thrilled to have found great talent in Navnita.” Sanjeev Churiwala added