WICB, Gibson agree to end coach contract

WICB, Gibson agree to end coach contract

The West Indies Cricket Board and Head Coach Ottis Gibson mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect. The announcement was made by the WICB on Tuesday.

The WICB expressed its gratitude to Gibson for his “unwavering commitment and professionalism” during his tenure as coach for the West Indies team.

WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead thanked Gibson for his services. “On behalf of the bBoard and West Indies cricket as a whole we express our gratitude to Mr. Gibson for his work, Ottis Gibsonparticularly in coaching the team to winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012, and offer our best wishes to him in all his future endeavors,” Muirhead said.

Gibson was first appointed West Indies head coach in January 2010 after leaving his job as England’s bowling coach. He renewed his contract in 2013 and was scheduled to carry on until October 2016.

While head coach, West Indies won nine of 36 tests and currently ranks eighth on the ICC test rankings, ahead of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh; eighth on the ODI rankings and seventh on the T20 rankings.

Richie Richardson, the team manager, will take charge of the side on an interim basis for the series against Bangladesh which started yesterday. The assistant coaches are Stuart Williams and Andre Coley and the bowling consultant is Curtly Ambrose.

The West Indies and Bangladesh will play three One Day Internationals, one T20I and two test matches.