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BCB confirms Gibson appointment

  • Published at 11:51 pm January 21st, 2020
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Cumilla Warriors' Al Amin Hossain listens as coach Ottis Gibson makes a point during BBPL training in Mirpur earlier this month Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The 50-year old Barbados-born Gibson signed a two-year agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, which will run till 2022

Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed Bangladesh pace bowling coach.

The 50-year old Barbados-born Gibson signed a two-year agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, which will run till 2022. 

Gibson, who coached Cumilla Warriors in the recently concluded Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20, will replace South African Charl Langeveldt, who had resigned in December last year.

He appeared for the Windies in Test matches and ODIs and enjoyed an accomplished first-class and List A career spanning 17 years in which he took over 1,000 wickets.

Since his retirement as a player in 2007, Gibson has held prominent coaching positions, including the head coach’s role with the West Indies and South Africa.

He also had a successful time as the bowling coach of England.

BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Gibson’s inclusion will 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 up close. I am sure he will be a very valuable addition to the Bangladesh team’s coaching group,” Nizamuddin was quoted as saying in a BCB statement circulated Tuesday evening.  

Gibson will start working immediately with the Tigers, with the first of three T20Is against Pakistan in Lahore scheduled to be held Friday.

Bangladesh are slated to depart for Lahore Wednesday evening for the tour that also comprises two Tests and a solitary ODI.