Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) officially commenced its preparations for the Champions League T20 tournament here on Thursday. A few India-based players, including Mohammad Kaif, Saurabh Tiwary and Syed Mohammad, limbered up with a session in the gym at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Coach Ray Jennings is scheduled to arrive in the city on Friday while the majority of the squad, including captain Daniel Vettori and other overseas players, will touch down on Sunday.