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Hesson, Katich join IPL’s Bangalore franchise

MSN New Zealand – A week after missing out on being India coach, New Zealand’s Mike Hesson was Friday appointed director of cricket at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

Summary

  • A week after missing out on being India coach, New Zealand’s Mike Hesson was Friday appointed director of cricket at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
  • Former Australia batsman Simon Katich meanwhile replaces Gary Kirsten as the head coach of the Bangalore franchise that has never won the hugely popular Twenty20 tournament.
  • The 44-year-old Hesson, who coached the Black Caps between 2012 and 2018, narrowly missed out on the India job to Ravi Shastri who last Friday was given a two-year extension until the end of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
  • Kirsten and former India paceman Ashish Nehra, who was Bangalore’s bowling coach, will vacate their positions after two years in charge.
  • Consequently, we would like to thank Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra for their contribution over the past two seasons,” said RCB.

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