Sanjay Bangar appointed as head coach of RCB ahead of IPL 2022

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has announced the appointment of Sanjay Bangar as head coach for the upcoming season in 2022. Bangar will be taking over the responsibilities from Mike Hesson, who is the Director of Cricket Operations. Hesson had to discharge additional duties of head coach in the second leg of the IPL 2021 in UAE.

Speaking about the appointment of Sanjay Bangar as Head Coach, Prathmesh Mishra, Chairman, Royal Challengers Bangalore, said, “RCB has been committed to its philosophy of supporting and grooming talents from within the team and appointing Sanjay Bangar is the reflection of that belief. Sanjay Bangar has been part of our support staff as a batting consultant and brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and batting coach, having worked extensively with the Indian cricket team. Sanjay has been chosen to be the head coach following a rigorous and robust selection procedure. We are confident that he will be able to bring his experience to the fore and maximize the potential of the squad. I congratulate Sanjay on this appointment and wish him all the best as we embark on this new chapter.”

Speaking about his new role, Bangar said – “It’s an honour and great opportunity to serve such a great franchise in the capacity of Head Coach. I have worked with some exceptional and talented members of the squad and can’t wait to take this team to the next level. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done with the IPL Mega Auctions and the season following it, but I’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.