Former Indian batsman Sanjay Bangar has been hired as batting coach by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League.
The move will be Bangar’s second stint in the league, having coached the Kings XI Punjab for three seasons from 2014 to 2016.
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The 48-year-old also served as India’s 2014 batting coach at the 2019 World Cup before being replaced by Vikram Rathour.
Bangar will join the RCB setup which hosts Head Coach Simon Katich and COO Mike Hesson.
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RCB, led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, had previously released 10 players including Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav among the names ahead of the 2021 season.
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The franchise will launch into the 2021 IPL auction with a purse of ₹ 35.7 crore to fill the slots of 13 domestic players and four foreign players. The auction is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Chennai.