Russell Adams has been named Tournament director of the inaugural T20 Global League.
Adams has a wealth of experience as a cricket administrator, both locally and internationally. He was cricket manager for the Western Province Cricket Association, as well as logistics manager, during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
In recent years Adams has had stints with the Royal Challengers Bangalore as vice-president of commercial, operations and cricket academy, and fulfilled a consultancy role with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Cape Town-born Adams says he is looking forward to a return to South Africa after nine years abroad and hopes to play a role in the T20 Global League becoming one of the sought-after T20 destinations.
‘Although I’ve been working abroad for close to a decade now, I’ve always wanted to come back to South Africa and contribute positively to the sports and cricket environment in our wonderful country,’ said Adams.
‘The T20 Global League is a unique opportunity for me to do just that and use my experience to further enhance and build a world-class T20 competition.’
Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat says he is delighted to have Adams play an integral role in the tournament’s early development.
‘I want to congratulate Russell on his appointment. His experience over the last ten years with the IPL, and his qualifications and passion for the game makes him an ideal person for the job,’ said Lorgat.
‘We have every confidence in Russell and we are thrilled to have him as part of the T20 Global League senior team.’
Adams will take up his position in August.