Happy Independence Day!
On behalf of the RCB owners, management and staff, we express our heartfelt RCB passion in wishing all RCB fans well in their Independence Day celebrations. And with August marking international women’s month, we also take this opportunity to wish our many female fans a very special Women’s month.
Regrettably RCB captain Daniel Vettori is injured and will not be touring for the majority of the New Zealand series later this month. We have therefore decided to postpone hosting an event during the India versus New Zealand Test match in Bangalore as indicated in my previous newsletter.
On a happier note…please join us in congratulating our IPL Orange Cap holder Chris Gayle on a remarkable return to Test match cricket recently. Chris scored 150 in his first innings back in the traditional white clothes for the West Indies against New Zealand. Equally impressive was the continuing awesome form of Virat Kohli who scored 128* in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka recently.
The 2012 London Olympics is now over but I’m sure all our RCB fans enjoyed the media articles in which Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake indicated their desire to play for RCB in the IPL in the future? The Jamaican sprinters challenged the pace of our very own Zaheer Khan. Should we take them seriously? Watch this space…
Fortunately we are able to enjoy watching our RCB players Charl Langeveldt, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andrew McDonald, Dirk Nannes and Muttiah Muralitharan in the Sri Lanka Premier League this month. We then look forward to the ICC World T20 in September where you will see many of your RCB heroes in action once again. Your continued support of our players is much appreciated.
Yours in cricket
VP-Commercial Operations & Cricket Academy
Royal Challengers Bangalore
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.