Despite failing to win a single IPL trophy since 2013 under Virat Kohli's captaincy, Royal Challengers Bangalore's newly-appointed director of cricket operations Mike Hesson has ruled out any change in leadership for the franchise.
Mike Hesson, a former New Zealand coach who was pipped by incumbent Ravi Shastri for the job of India, has been roped in as the Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson by IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Royal Challengers Bangalore have announced a major overhaul to their support staff, sacking Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra as the mentor and bowling coach respectively, and bringing in Mike Hesson as director of cricket and Simon Katich as head coach.
Ravi Shastri's record as India's coach and his familiarity with Virat Kohli's team couldn't be ignored by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee that also included former Test opener and coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former women's team captain Shantha Rangaswamy.
The three-member selection committee headed by Kapil Dev said Ravi Shastri won by a "very small margin" and the selection process was "completely transparent". Shastri will stay with the team until the T20 World Cup of 2021 to be played in India.
Former West Indies opener Phil Simmons has pulled out of the race for Indian cricket team's head coach position. Robin Singh, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput are done with their interviews. Mike Hesson and Ravi Shastri are still left.