T20 Global League names tournament director

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the appointment of sports management professional Russell Adams as the tournament director for its upcoming T20 Global League (#T20GL).

The Cape Town-born Adams, is well known to the global cricket fraternity, bringing years of international cricketing and sports management experience to the new #T20GL, which will kick off in November this year.

Previous to this role, Adams has been based in India for the last nine years where he served as vice president of Commercial, Operations and Cricket Academy for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Before this role, he worked as a consultant to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He has gained valuable event management experience working on all ten IPL tournaments, as well as the disbanded Champions League.

Adams has earlier had stints with various South African sports teams. He has served as cricket manager at the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA), team and operations manager of the Cape Cobras cricket franchise, and was appointed the project manager at Newlands Cricket Ground for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 South Africa tournament in 2007.

He also worked as logistics manager at the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. Prior to that, Adams spent over 20 years as a club cricketer, coach, secretary and manager at WPCA.  

Adams starts in his new role in August.

With preparations for the T20 Global League firmly underway, the next key event is the player draft which is scheduled for 19 August.