Royal Challengers Bangalore Appoint Hesson, Katich for IPL 2020

first_imgBengaluru: Restructuring its setup, Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Friday, appointed former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson as director of cricket operations and Australian Simon Katich as the new head coach.The RCB said that in his new capacity, Hesson will be responsible for the the team’s overall cricket operations, including defining policy, strategy, programs, scouting, performance management and bringing in the best practices in “all aspect’s of the outfit’s cricketing pathway”.Hesson will work closely with all the players and the coaching team and will be an integral part of the RCB team management.Former Australia batsman Katich, in his new role as head coach, will “inculcate the high-performance culture” in the team.“RCB’s purpose is to be the most trusted, respected and best performing T20 franchise and hence our constant endeavour is to create a culture of excellence and high performance for every member of the team. To deliver this ambition we are very happy to announce the appointment of Mike Hesson and Simon Katich,” RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said in a statement.With the new appointments, Royal Challengers Bangalore has parted ways with Gary Kirsten, coach and mentor of the team in the previous seasons, as well as bowling consultant Ashish Nehra. IANSAlso Read: Virat Kohli, De Villiers apologise for poor Royal Challengers Bangalore showAlso Watch: Government takes step for Assamese film and cinema halls’ improvement | The Sentinel News | Assam Nlast_img