Friday 30 October, 2020

Ottis Gibson in talks with BCB for bowling coach position

Former West Indian fast bowler Ottis Gibson.

Former West Indian fast bowler Ottis Gibson.

Former West Indian fast bowler Ottis Gibson is in talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to fill the vacant post of the men’s national cricket team bowling coach.

Gibson said the negotiation with the BCB is ongoing, but the deal is far from being finalised at present.

The former West Indies coach is the second person to be linked with the Bangladesh bowling coach's job  that Charl Langeveldt left to take up the South Africa job last month.

Former South Africa seamer Nantie Hayward had applied for the job earlier this week. 

Gibson is currently in Bangladesh where he is the head coach of Cumilla Warriors, the Bangladesh Premier League side that is managed by the BCB. 

"I am not going to deny that a discussion is going on," Gibson said. "We are still a long way from agreeing anything. We will see. Of course I love cricket and coaching bowling. If there's an opportunity to help young fast bowlers, I will look at that opportunity."

The 50-year-old Gibson recently lost his job as South Africa’s head coach.

He was also in England in 2007 as a bowling coach, before departing to take up the role as head coach of West Indies. He rejoined England as bowling coach after leaving the West Indies,  before becoming head coach of South Africa. 

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