The head coach of Kings XI Punjab – Mike Hesson has decided to part ways with the Indian Premier League franchise.
Hesson who took over Brad Hodge last year in October in the second half of the 2018 IPL failed to enter the playoffs. Even though Hesson signed a contract of two years, he is leaving in the midway from the role with Kings XI, who finished sixth in the 2019 IPL edition.
He didn’t convey any reason behind his departure. According to the sources, there would be some interest from the national team for the coach position considering the record of Hesson with New Zealand previously. India, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, and South Africa are among the teams looking forward to hire a new head coach.
Hesson tweeted to confirm his resignation from Kings XI and wish them good luck for the future.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Kings XI franchise and wish to thank them for the season I had been kept in-charge. Whilst disappointed not to be able to build on the work we did this year, I’m sure success isn’t too far away for them. I wish them all the best for the future.” – Hesson tweeted.
— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) August 7, 2019
Previously, it was reported that Hesson is interested to apply for India’s head coach position. However, Cricket Advisory Committee led by Kapil Dev is said to finalize India’s head coach this month.
“Hesson is very much interested in applying for the head coach’s position. He has already spent a couple of months in India working with Kings XI in IPL, as well as doing television work with the host’s broadcasters. He’ll love to work with a high-profile team like India after a highly successful stint with New Zealand.
Hesson and his agent need to be convinced about the conditions of the job as laid down by the BCCI. But chances are that they will be sending their application soon,” – Sources told.