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Compliments of the Season…

Happy Diwali season greetings to all our wonderful fans and readers of our blog. We hope your festivities with family and friends were cherished and enjoyed. Now that we feel “refreshed/cleansed”, lets move forward again together.

‘If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. All you have to do is never stop’.

Never stop “what” I hear you ask?

Never stop…working towards fulfilling a vision/goal, attaining and exceeding targets, planning, communicating etc.

Corporate seasoning. We informed you our loyal fans first, of our Corporate Cricket Championship. This coveted championship will feature leading corporate teams and will be held this month across multiple grounds in the city with the grand finale scheduled on the 24th November. RCB has been investing in, developing and promoting the sport of cricket consistently and successfully through its RC-KSCA Academy for a few years now. The introduction of the RCB Corporate Cricket Championship is another initiative from the RCB lifestyle stable and we are able to use it to reach out to a wider audience. With this extension of the RCB lifestyle brand, we will continue to make RCB and Bangalore a “city of choice” for both corporates and fans alike.

The event has been created in partnership with SPOMENT Ventures Pvt Ltd. Mr. Ashok Karanth, Director of Spoment said “We will work closely with RCB to make this the most exciting corporate cricket tournament in the world. We begin with a limited number of entries for the inaugural year and it will be on a first come first serve basis.” The Championship is open to all corporate organizations with offices in Bangalore. All players must be fulltime employees of the company. Each team may have a maximum of 15 members (11 players + 4 reserves).

The teams will be divided into groups playing three 10-over games each in the league phase. The winners from each of the groups qualify for the second phase involving knock-outs. The quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be held in the T20 format. The grand finals of the tournament will be held at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. This will be the first time a regular weekend cricketer and cricket fan will have the opportunity to play in the same ground that has witnessed many a legend play.

RCB will endeavour to make it a unique event with a slew of innovations as part of “Experience the RCB Way” motto to give the participants an unmatched experience. For queries please contact Adarsh on +91 9632600589.

Seasoned success. Congratulations to Virat Kohli on being awarded the GQ Sportsman of the Year Award and on his recent great knocks against the Australians in the ODI’s. Virat has now achieved the No 1 ICC ODI ranking. Congratulations to Chris Gayle on the opening of his new venture in Kingston, The Triple Century Sports Bar and Grill recently. Zaheer Khan…what a comeback! 4 wickets in an innings against the West Indies and 5 wickets in the match against Haryana for Mumbai recently. Well done! AB De Villiers achieved the No 1 ICC Test ranking position for batsman after his great knock of 164 in the second test against Pakistan recently. His 17th Test hundred.

Future stars. Jaydev Unadkat was included in the India squad to take on the Australians. Vijay Zol…awesome…just brilliant…a double hundred on his Ranji Trophy debut. Take a bow Vijay!

No matter the season. Our online merchandise platform is now live and available through our service provider - www.ticketgenie.com and the RCB website www.royalchallengers.com. Don’t delay - limited stocks are available. End of season sales! Look out online for our special offers and the new Gaylestorm and RCB Icon range too!

New season. Soon the IPL will announce the rules and regulations for IPL 2014. We will continue to strategise and begin a process that we believe will deliver on expectations. Don’t be shy! Let us know what you would do if you were the chairman of the franchise, or captain/coach of the team for 2014?

Finally, farewell to a legend. The little master retires after the series against the West Indies. Congratulations and well done Sachin Tendulkar on a brilliant career. Great memories! Thank you. We salute you!


VP-Commercial, Operations & Cricket Academy

Royal Challengers Bangalore

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About Russell Adams

Russell Adams, VP-Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy at Royal Challengers Bangalore. Former KKR Venue Manager (Eden Gardens) and consultant of their CSR/Cricket Academy. A South African born in Cape Town and former Cricket Manager of the Western Province Cricket Association. He was the Team and Operations Manager of the Nashua Cape Cobras cricket franchise and was appointed the Project Manager at Newlands Cricket Ground for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 South Africa 2007 tournament.

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