Executive Chairman Ranjit Barthakur introduces you to Rajasthan Royals
The Rajasthan Royals were one of the 8 founding franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the most valuable cricket tournament in the world.
With the vision of becoming the most innovative & entertaining franchise in cricket, the Rajasthan Royals brand boasts of a team of many firsts. From being the first team to win the IPL in 2008 to playing the first exhibition game overseas, the Royals stand for ‘winning from anywhere’ and a never-say-die attitude.
With roots in the culturally rich state of Rajasthan, the Royals are impassioned by indomitable qualities of strength, courage and fighting prowess which personify the culture and people of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Royals is born from the commitment to entertain cricket fans and unearth new talent across the globe, and predominantly in India. The Royals, ever since their inception, have been in the forefront in terms of nurturing and promoting new talent. These qualities have made the Rajasthan Royals one of the most loved teams in India.
As a business, the Royals generate revenue from the IPL television and online rights won by Star TV ($2.5bn for 2018-2022) as well as sponsorship, ticketing and merchandise – underpinned with very strong and growing social media engagement from their fan base. The Royals are known for unearthing young Indian talent alongside top International players.