Former Black Caps head coach Mike Hesson has been in the news off late as his name has come up for the coaching job with several cricket boards especially after he left his job at Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
However, all the speculations have been put to rest after an announcement from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) confirmed the appointment of Hesson as the Director of Cricket Operations.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the RCB franchise in a new role, Director of Cricket Operations. It is a quality franchise having a talented group of players which I am looking forward to getting to know. And looking forward to working with Simon Katich in the support staff. To be fair, I cannot wait to get started,” he said in his message for the RCB fans.
Moreover, RCB has also signed Simon Katich as the new head coach who would take over from Gary Kirsten. The former was previously linked with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a number of years.