Royal Challengers Bangalore Face Off With Fans In An Exclusive Match

11 Lucky Winners of the 'Play RCB' put up a tough fight against their favorite DLF IPL team

Mr. Saurabh Tiwary, Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain hands over a boarding pass to the Man of the Match, Mr. Adithya Sundar from Winners XI team at Chinnaswamy Stadium today. Kingfisher Airlines in association with Royal Challenge held an exclusive limited-over match where 11 lucky winners of a promotional contest 'Play RCB' matched their skills against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The team members of Winners XI with Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium today. The 11 winners were chosen as part of a promotional contest ‘Play RCB’ organized by Kingfisher Airlines in association with Royal Challenge.

Bangalore, May 20, 2011: Kingfisher Airlines, India's only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax, in association with Royal Challenge, today held an exclusive limited-over match where 11 lucky winners of a promotional contest matched their skills against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium today. The special limited over match witnessed an impressive effort from Winners XI who put up a spirited fight against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kingfisher Airlines recently ran a promotion whereby any guest who booked a ticket from May 6, 2011 through May 15, 2011 were entitled to enter and 6 guests were flown down to Bangalore on an all-expense-paid trip to play against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Similarly, 5 winners were selected by Royal Challenge via a promotion run on social media.

Commenting on the face-off between the winners and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "With the IPL 2011 season underway and with cricketing fever at an all time high, the idea was to leverage our relationship with RCB and create a unique opportunity for our guests who are cricket enthusiasts. 'Play RCB' has given the Winners XI team a fantastic chance to pit their cricketing skills against the likes of the Royal Challengers Bangalore."

The limited over match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Winners XI, saw an interesting blend of energy and enthusiasm on the field. Commenting on the Play RCB face off, Mr. AB De Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, commented, "We are delighted that the 'Play RCB' initiative gave us a chance to play and compete with our fans in a friendly game of cricket. It was really great for us to see the spirit and passion of the fans. This was one match, where irrespective of who took the cup home, both the teams were winners."

Winners XI team captain said, "Playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore was a dream come true for a passionate cricketer like me. I would like to thank Kingfisher Airlines and Royal Challenge on behalf of the entire Winners XI team, for giving us this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I would also like to thank all the players from Royal Challengers Bangalore for motivating us throughout the match. It's a memory which all of us in the Winners XI team will cherish for the rest of our lives."

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