I am hoping that IPL will happen, I assure RCB will be ready: Mike Hesson

MUMBAI: Mike Hesson , Director of Cricket Operations at Royal Challengers Banglore, still has hopes of IPL that will take place this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic , and said his franchise will be ready when it happens.

The IPL, which was originally scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24, was indefinitely postponed by the BCCI due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus in India and the subsequent blockade announced by the government.

We're still really hopeful that things will evolve and there will be an IPL this year and if it happens, then I can assure you that RCB will be ready, an optimistic Hesson said on Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'.


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Hesson, who previously coached New Zealand, said things were rightly halted in light of the unprecedented health crisis.

Obviously we were a week away from camp, like everyone else, feeling very advanced in terms of our planning.

No wonder everything has been suspended and everyone is doing their job. Obviously, there are other priorities when people are focusing, the 45-year-old added.

The pandemic has led to either cancellation or postponement of all sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympics .

The RCB, despite boasting some great players right from the inaugural season in 2008, are yet to win an IPL title.