RCB’s Twitter handle restored after getting compromised before IPL 2021 second leg
The IPL franchise also apologised for any unwanted tweets that might have gone out of their account while it was in the range of the hackers.
Updated - Sep 14, 2021 1:33 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have managed to restore their official Twitter handle after it was compromised for a few hours. The account was hacked following which the Challengers’ technical team got the access back. The RCB, led by Virat Kohli, in the meantime, are set to play in the second leg of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), starting Sunday, September 19.
After their account was restored, RCB was quick to drop a tweet, confirming about the same. The IPL franchise also apologised for any unwanted tweets that might have gone out of their account while it was in the range of the hackers in the last few hours.
RCB, in a tweet wrote, “Dear 12th Man Army, our Twitter account was compromised a few hours ago and we have now managed to get the access back. We condemn the tweet that the hackers put out and we do not endorse any content from that tweet, which we have now deleted. We regret the inconvenience caused.”
Dear 12th Man Army, our Twitter account was compromised a few hours ago and we have now managed to get the access back. We condemn the tweet that the hackers put out and we do not endorse any content from that tweet, which we have now deleted. We regret the inconvenience caused.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 13, 2021
Ahead of the IPL 2021, the players have already started reaching the United Arab Emirates. Skipper Virat Kohli and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj reached Dubai on Sunday, September 12. They are currently serving a mandatory six-day quarantine period before they can resume practising. The duo was a part of India’s squad for the Test series in England.
The final Test at the Old Trafford had to be postponed for an indefinite period of time after a few Indian players showed apprehensions due to COVID fears. Thereafter, the Board of Control for Cricket India put forth a rule that the players, travelling from the UK to the UAE, will have to undergo a quarantine period of six days before resuming duties.
The 14th edition of the IPL had to be postponed in the month of May after coronavirus breached the talked-about bi-secure bubbles during the tournament. A number of players and support staff from various franchises tested positive for the deadly virus.
As far as RCB are concerned, their next game is against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, September 20 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Kohli and Co are currently placed third in the points table with 10 points from seven games. Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are holding the top two spots.
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