Ottis Gibson Steps Down As Bangladesh Pace Bowling Coach 1
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Bangladesh pace bowling coach Ottis Gibson has decided not to renew his contract as the 52-year old is all set to join Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League starting on January 27.

Gibson has been working with the team for two years. Recently Bangladesh achieved a historic test win in New Zealand as they beat the hosts by 8 wickets at Mount Maunganui to get their first-ever win in New Zealand in any format.

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Ottis Gibson (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images)

Gibson has been working with Bangladesh since Jan 2020

“Ottis Gibson didn’t want to renew his contract which we accepted, Local coaches will look after the fast-bowling department temporarily. We hope to replace Gibson with another foreign coach shortly,” Jalal Yunus, BCB’s cricket operations committee chairman, told ESPNcricinfo.

Gibson already had a very long career as a coach. The 52-year old had coaching stints with England, West Indies and South Africa previously. The high point of his coaching career was when West Indies won the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2012.

He had two stints as England bowling coach as well, first time he joined the England team in 2007 and worked with the team for more than two years before moving to West Indies as their head coach. Then he joined them again after ODI World Cup 2015. England revived their limited-overs side under his guidance.

However, a poor tour in India where England conceded the Test series by 0-4 and also conceded 300 runs in each of the 3-ODIs, ended his deal with England.

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Historic win for Bangladesh in Mount Maunganui

Later he joined South Africa for a two-year stint as head coach from 2017. The contract ended as South Africa was knocked out in the group stage. Then in January 2020, he was appointed as pace bowling coach of Bangladesh replacing former South Africa pacer Charl Langeveldt.

Bangladesh is likely to find another foreign coach for this role. The likes of Ian Pont, Shane Jurgensen, Heath Streak, Courtney Walsh have worked with them previously as fast bowling coach.

Meanwhile, Ottis Gibson will start his PSL stint with Multan Sultans as they will start their campaign match against Karachi Kings on January 27.

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