Kolkata: The Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, will be first Indian Premier League team to have a woman support staff in their camp.

This comes after

RCB management on Thursday announced the appointment of Navnita Gautam as Sports Massage Therapist.

Evan Speechly and Basu Shanker who is the Strength & Conditioning Coach.

RCB management on Thursday announced the appointment of Navnita Gautam as Sports Massage Therapist.

Navnita will be working alongside the Head Physiotherapist, She will be responsible for performing specialised techniques pertaining to the preparation, motivation, overall supervision and all individual physical ailments relating to the team.

On the appointment of Navnita, RCB Chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said, “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 terms of the women's cricket team and how many people are watching it, the interest was long due."

"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. We at RCB are very thrilled to have found great talent in Navnita,” he added.

Keeping in mind the 13th edition of the IPL, which is all set for next year, and the auctions for it are almost here, RCB has started making early preparations to change their fortunes. The Bengaluru-based side is yet to lift the coveted trophy.

Recently, RCB revamped their support staff by axing Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra and roping in Mike Hesson and Simon Katich.

Hesson will be the director of Cricket Operations and Simon Katich, the head coach of RCB.

In the last IPL edition, RCB finished at the bottom of the table with 11 points in their kitty.

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