Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has signed a one-year principal sponsorship agreement with Huawei India, the China-based global information and communications technology (ICT) company that set up business in Bangalore fifteen years ago.

The company has been associated with Arsenal, Paris SG Football Club and Canberra Raiders, Australia.

Welcoming Huawei’s maiden entry into cricket, RCB captain Virat Kohli said at a media event on Sunday: “Firstly it’s an honour for RCB to be associated with Huawei, which is associated with a few major sporting properties in the world.

“We are looking forward to the partnership and hopefully this will be RCB’s year in the IPL especially having the Huawei logo on the front part of the RCB jersey. Maybe it was the lucky logo we needed in the past few years.”

Touching a bit on Pepsi-IPL-7, which will be initially played in the UAE, Kohli said he’s excited and looking forward to the UAE part. “We have a great team, great bunch of guys and all are raring to perform well. We really do well every year and excite a lot of people in India. A lot of people love our team because of the way we play. Hopefully we will entertain all fans and go a few more steps ahead to get that trophy.

“We have added a few more quality players to the side and I am sure we will come out with flying colours. We have been trying hard every year to win the tournament. We have a strong team, a good combination this year and we will utilise them to win the title,” concluded Kohli.

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