IPL 2021: RCB Head Coach Simon Katich steps down from his post, Mike Hesson to take over for rest of the season

Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli has brought several changes in their overseas squad who will be taking part in the second leg of IPL mainly due to some of the Australian players have decided not to take part in the upcoming marquee event.

The likes of Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga has been selected as overseas player and there is one more development in reference to Head Coach Simon Katich who steps down from his role due to personal reasons and in his absence for this season Mike Hesson will be coaching this franchise.

The RCB Vice-President and Head Rajesh Menon thanked Katich for his contribution while at the helm and wished him success in the future.

“As the season resumes in the UAE, it’s going to be an exciting chapter ahead. Simon Katich has decided to step down as the Head Coach of RCB, we would like to thank Katich for his work during his time at Royal Challengers and wish him success in the future. In the interim, Mike Hesson will step in and discharge the duties of Head coach until the end of the current season, in addition to his existing role of Director of Cricket,” he said according to RCB’s official website.

RCB team will be leaving for UAE on August 29th, 2021  comprising Indian players will assemble in Bengaluru on Saturday and will undergo seven days quarantine period. All the teams will undergo a mandatory three COVID tests and with three negative results they will be given permission to leave from UAE on August 29 and the international players will also reach at the same time.

RCB will start their second leg of IPL on September 20th, 2021 with the game against Kolkata Knight Riders  while their skipper Virat Kohli will be traveling with other Indian players just before the game.