Former West Indies cricketer Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the new bowling coach of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the appointment on Tuesday. Gibson will replace Charl Langeveldt, who quit in December. He is now South Africa’s head bowling coach.
Prior to this, Gibson had served as South Africa’s head coach. He also served for two terms as England’s fast-bowling coach and West Indies’ coach as well. Both his tenures with West Indies and England have been greatly successful. Gibson will join the team in Pakistan for the three-match T20I series that begins in Lahore on Friday.
Ottis Gibson Becomes Bangladesh’s Bowling Coach
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said Gibson’s inclusion would strengthen the coaching team. “He brings in tremendous experience and has coached or played all over the world. He has also had the opportunity to observe Bangladesh cricket from close. I am sure he will be a very valuable addition to the Bangladesh team’s coaching group,” he said.
Gibson played two Tests and 15 ODIs for West Indies. Gibson appeared in contention after he served as the head coach of the BPL side Cumilla Warriors. The team was directly managed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Gibson admitted in an interview last month that he enjoyed working with the Bangladesh fast bowlers, especially, Al-Amin Hossain.