The T20 bug bites again...World Cup cricket on our doorstep!
The ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup is upon us. Even better…it is on our doorstep…hosted by Sri Lanka. On behalf of the RCB owners, management and staff, we express our best wishes to all RCB players who are representing their countries at this major global event. We also wish our fans a safe journey and a memorable experience if you are planning on going.
As National teams prepare for the ICC World T20 tournament, we have witnessed some great T20 matches in recent days. Who will forget the tied match between Pakistan and Australia recently? Pakistan won in the super over to clinch the series.
It may be the off season but our creative energies are flowing and we are in the middle of planning a cricket coaching clinic (The RCB Way) for kids in the very near future. Watch this space for more detail in the coming weeks!
Again we congratulate Virat Kohli on his awesome performances for India recently but also for the ICC Awards nomination - The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. Well done too to Cheteshwar Pujara on scoring his maiden test century (159) in the first test against New Zealand. The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) provided success to only Andrew McDonald as his team UVA Next won the final. Well done Andrew! We express our concern for Rillee Rossouw though and hope that he has a speedy recovery from an unfortunate head injury that was sustained in the SLPL.
Finally, I can confirm that RCB are already planning and focusing on 2013 strategies. Exciting times are ahead for all year round fan engagement and activation. Stay in touch because you are at the forefront of our plans.
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.