Guwahati, 30 March 2023: Representatives from Rajasthan Royals and the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) addressed the media in Guwahati ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. With the Royals scheduled to play two home matches at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Barsapara, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur (Chairperson, Rajasthan Royals), Mr. Taranga Gogoi (President, ACA) and Mr. Tridib Konwar (Secretary, ACA) spoke about the level of excitement amongst the people of Assam and the Northeast, with the ticket sales being live on BookMyShow and offline outlets in the city.

During the conference, Mr. Barthakur spoke about how the Royals are creating history by bringing the IPL to Assam and the Northeast for the first time with the help of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Assam Cricket Association (ACA) and the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. Mr. Barthakur also spoke about the level of interest people are showing in the two home matches which are against Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on 5th and 8th April 2023 respectively.

Not only will the fans be able to see the Royals' star players like Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag in action, but will also be entertained by international performers including Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Kagiso Rabada, etc. Taking the excitement of the fans into account, the two matches will prove to be a complete package for the spectators, with laser shows, folk dances and other means of entertainment also included on both matchdays.

The Royals' Chairperson also spoke at length about the positive socio economic impact that the arrival of the IPL will have on the region, with the competition set to encourage more businesses to grow and be a part of the IPL ecosystem. Mr. Barthakur said that the Royals' focus on identifying young talent and aiding in the overall cricket development will in turn generate newer talented players who can compete with the best players in the world.

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals will arrive in Guwahati on 3rd April 2023, ahead of the matches. Tickets for the matches against the Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Barsapara start from INR 1000 on the BookMyShow website and app. Tickets to these matches are also available offline at dedicated kiosks at the below venues between 11AM to 7PM IST:

- Assam Cricket Association Stadium (Barsapara)
- Box Office, Nehru Stadium, Main Gate (Gandhi Basti, Sarania Hills)


About the Rajasthan Royals:
Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the inaugural 2008 season and are one of the 10 teams competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise completed a major shareholding restructure in 2021, with Emerging Media having the majority ownership of the franchise with support from new co-investor RedBird Capital Partners.

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