Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed Mo Bobat as their new Director of Cricket ahead of the IPL 2024.
Mo Bobat Named as RCB Director of Cricket
Earlier, three-time runner-up Royal Challengers Bangalore have roped in Andy Flower as their new head coach for the IPL 2024 season.
Bobat has served as the England Men’s Performance Director and is set to leave that position early next year.
“I’ve had the most amazing 12 years at the ECB and it’s been both an honour and a privilege to have spent the last four years as Performance Director. Supporting our efforts towards multiple Ashes campaigns and World Cups has quite literally been the stuff of dreams,” Bobat was quoted as saying by ECB.
The appointment at RCB reunites Bobat with Andy Flower, with whom he had previously worked with the England Cricket team.
“With RCB, he will oversee all talent recruitment and performance plans, and will aim to establish the cultural and high-performance foundations for sustained success,” said the franchise in a statement.
“I’m really looking forward to working closely with Andy Flower, somebody I know well, to take on the baton and deliver the success that RCB craves. When the time comes, I’ll leave the ECB with the heaviest of hearts.” Bobat was quoted as saying.
“I’ll be forever grateful for all of the opportunities and support that I received over the years and will carry with me many special memories, shared achievements and friendships. Andy and I are relishing the challenges ahead, and we’re looking forward to helping Faf and the players fulfil their potential”, he added.
Full IPL 2024 RCB Support Staff List
|Captain||Faf du Plessis|
|Head Coach||Andy Flower|
|Batting and spin bowling coach||Sridharan Sriram|
|Bowling coach||Adam Griffith|
|Head of scouting and fielding coach||Malolan Rangarajan|
|Strength and conditioning coach||Basu Shanker|
|Head Physiotherapist||Evan Speechly|
|Sports Massage Therapist||Navnita Gautam|
|Director of Cricket||Mo Bobat|
|Vice President and Head||Rajesh Menon|
|Team manager||Soumya Deep Pyne|
|Head of Content and Digital||Ajith Ramamurthy|
|Team Doctor||Dr Harini Priyadarshini|
|Masseur and Caretaker||Ramesh Mane|
|Assistant Physio||Sabyasachi Sahoo|
|Team Analyst||Freddie Wilde|
|Team Analyst||James Bell|
|Head – Business Partnerships||Nikhil Sosale|