Former Indian batsman and batting coach Sanjay Bangar has been appointed the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
He will take over from Mike Hesson, who will continue as Director of Cricket Operations.
The RCB released an official statement on Tuesday about his appointment.
â€œRoyal Challengers Bangalore announces the appointment of Sanjay Bangar as head coach for the upcoming season. Bangar will be taking over the reins from Mike Hesson, who remains with the team in his existing role as Director of Cricket Operations. Hesson had donned an additional role of Head Coach for the second leg of the IPL 2021 in UAE,â€ RCB said in a statement.
Sanjay Bangar has also worked as RCBâ€™s batting consultant in the past edition.
â€œItâ€™s an honor and great opportunity to serve such a great franchise in the capacity of Head Coach. I have worked with some exceptional and talented members in the squad and canâ€™t wait to take this team to the next level. Thereâ€™s a lot of work that needs to be done with the IPL Mega Auctions and the season following it, but Iâ€™m sure that together with the continued support of the management and the support staff, we can deliver the goods and bring cheer to our fans across the globe. Our work has already begun in terms auction strategy. I would like to assure each of the RCB fans that we are committed to build a strong squad and we are committed to fulfil the long-cherished dream of winning an IPL trophy,â€ Bangar said.