RCB during their IPL match. (Source: BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore have appointed Navnita Gautam as their massage therapist. This would be the first time when an IPL franchise will have a woman in their support staff.

Her role would entail “performing specialized techniques pertaining to the preparation, motivation, overall supervision and all individual physical ailments relating to the team,” a release from the franchise stated on Thursday (October 17).

“I am very pleased to be a part of this moment in history and another step in the right direction,” said RCB chairman, Sanjeev Churiwala.