Mike Hesson appointed RCB's Director of Cricket Operations. (Source: Twitter)

Indian Premier League franchise side Royal Challengers Bangalore have appointed former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson as the Director of Cricket Operations while former Australia batsman Simon Katich has been handed over the head coach’s hat.

Hesson had a good stint while working for the Kiwi side and was one of the six short-listed candidates for India’s head coach job that was eventually bagged by Ravi Shastri.