POST TIME: 13 January, 2022 04:13:26 PM
Ottis Gibson to step down as bowling coach: BCB
UNB, Dhaka

Ottis Gibson to step down as bowling coach: BCB

Bangladesh pace-bowling coach Ottis Gibson will step down from his post once his contract expires this month-end, a top cricket board official said on Thursday.

Replacing South African pace-bowling coach Charl Langeveldt, Gibson was appointed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in January 2020 for a two-year term.

Gibson has already informed the board that he's not interested to get his contract renewed, according to Jalal Yunus, the chairman of cricket operations of BCB.

"We have to find a new pace-bowling coach. We are already on the job to find someone who can take over his role," Jalal told the media at Sylhet International Stadium.

Before joining Bangladesh, Gibson worked as the head coach of South Africa and the West Indies. He was also the bowling coach of England.

Bangladesh recently played a two-match Test series against New Zealand, which was a draw.

In the first Test, Bangladesh beat the Kiwis by eight wickets, which was Bangladesh’s first-ever win on the soil of New Zealand.

Ebadot Hossain, the right-handed pacer, had played the main role for Bangladesh. At the end of the match, Ebadot had said he was improving as a pacer under the supervision of the former West Indian pacer Gibson.