Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday appointed former West Indies and South African coach Ottis Gibson as new pace bowling coach of the national cricket team, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt, who had resigned in December.
The 50-year old former West Indies fast bowler Gibson has signed a two-year agreement with the BCB, which will go into 2022.
‘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,’ said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirming his appointment.
‘I am sure he will be a very valuable addition to the Bangladesh team’s coaching group.’
Gibson’s assignment with the Bangladesh team starts immediately as he will join the squad for the Pakistan tour, said the BCB.
The Tigers scheduled to depart for Lahore on Wednesday evening for a three-match T20 International series by a special chartered flight.
They will then return to Pakistan in February and April to complete two Tests and an ODI.
Gibson had appeared for the West Indies in Tests and ODIs and had an accomplished first-class and List A career spanning 17 years in which he took over 1000 wickets.
Since his retirement as a player in 2007, he has held prominent coaching positions including the head coach’s role with the West Indies and South Africa and bowling coach of England.
He was also the head coach Cumilla Warriors in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League.
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