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.
We saw it all this IPL! Great catches. Out-of-the-stadium batting.Tight bowling. Sadly, it was not to be. Once again we missed out narrowly on qualifying for the playoffs.
However, all champions have to absorb losses. And all champions keep on playing until they get it right. While the trophy may have eluded us (for now), RCB once again produced many magical moments during IPL 6.
From congratulating AB de Villiers on his recent marriage, the glittering Pepsi IPL opening ceremony in Kolkata, another green award (IAA Silver Award) for RCB to new external partners, last ball encounters, super overs and world records. What more can you ask for from your favourite franchise and cricket team in the world? RCB rocks!
The recent Pepsi IPL player auction produced some exciting results. We now have a solid foundation for the roll out of our 2013 playing affairs strategy. We used the Pepsi IPL 2013 auction as an opportunity to strengthen our bowling line-up and add capable all-rounders to increase the amount of flexibility in the selection of the playing squad.
The first month of the year is over and it has not been without its moments.
We start the year saying good-bye and thank you to Anil Kumble for his wonderful mentorship and experience over the past 5 years with RCB. We wish him well at Mumbai Indians and in his business interests going forward.