Newsstardom : Kolkata, 7th. April, 2023 – Kolkata: The city’s most iconic hospital, Woodlands, has joined Kolkata Knights Riders as the official health partner for IPL 2023. As KKR returns to the fantabulous Eden Gardens with the “Bari Phirchi Ebar” mantra, Woodlands is padded up to ensure the best care for the medical needs of the players, supports staff, officials as well as spectators.
Woodlands will depute a 50 member-strong medical team including, specialist doctors, nurses, paramedics and technicians at each of the seven home matches of the purple-and-gold-brigade at Eden Gardens. The contingent will be spread out in the field of play, players’ medical room, five first aid kiosks and a mini hospital all at the stadium besides providing the most advanced ambulances. The hospital will also be present at the practice sessions of the Knights as well as the visiting teams during the entire home season.
“Our esteemed doctors and nurses will be there to take the best care of the team. We are proud and excited to be in-charge of the health of the cricket team that Kolkata swears by and wish them all the luck for the entire season,” said, Dr Rupali Basu, Managing Director & CEO, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital Ltd.
“The health and well-being of our players, support staff and everyone on-ground are of utmost importance to us. With Woodlands’ expertise and state-of-the-art facilities in Kolkata, we are confident that they will provide the best medical care. We are delighted to welcome Woodlands on board as our official health partner this season and look forward to a successful partnership,” said, Mr. Venky Mysore, CEO, Knight Riders Group.
Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital Ltd, carrying a legacy of over 75 years touching the lives of more than 6 million patients. The Hospital has more than 1,000 renowned doctors with advanced technology across clinical specialities.
About Knight Riders
The Knight Riders brand is a global brand in International Cricket, with four professional franchises under its wings – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) in the UAE International League T20, Los Angeles Knight Riders (LAKR) with long-term investments in Major League Cricket in the USA and seven championships across IPL & CPL to show.
KKR has made three appearances in the IPL final, winning the championship twice. They finished runners-up in the 2021 season, staging one of the most remarkable comebacks in the tournament’s history. TKR’s Men’s Team has won the CPL championship four times in 7 years since Knight Riders took over the franchise. They are the most successful team in the Caribbean and hold the unique feat of having an unbeaten season in 2020. TKR Women, Knight Riders’ was the first ever Women’s Team to win the championship in the inaugural WCPL in 2022. The Knight Riders Academy has been actively scouting talented cricketers from across India and worldwide for many years. The sole objective of the Academy is to identify and help cricketers make an overall round-the-year improvement in their cricketing skills and fitness.