Royal Challengers Bangalore are in search of a new backroom staff after deciding that they won’t go on with Director of Cricket Mike Hesson and coach Sanjay Bangar in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The decision came after RCB’s underwhelming performance in IPL 2023.
As per a report from Indian Express, the fan-favourite franchise is looking for a new coaching staff but the future of the bowling coach Adam Griffith with the team is still uncertain.
Hesson and Bangar, who had been in their respective positions for five years, are said to have a strong bond with RCB’s former captain Virat Kohli.
The franchise is now desperate to have somebody in the camp who can acquire groundbreaking thoughts and help them in ending their trophy drought. In the recently concluded season, the team failed to even reach the playoffs, disappointing their massive fan following.
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It’s yet not clear whether RCB will go for a foreign or an Indian head coach.
Other franchises have proactively begun giving shape to their coaching set-up. Justin Langer, a former Australia opener and coach, has been hired as the head coach of the Lucknow Super Giants to take over for Andy Flower.
Andy Flower is as of now in conversations with other franchises and could remain in the IPL as a coach of another team.