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Gibson not to renew contract as Bangladesh pace bowling coach


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Bangladesh pace-bowling coach Ottis Gibson has decided not to renew his contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). It was confirmed by BCB cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus to the media on Thursday.

Gibson opted to join Multan Sultans as the assistant and pace bowling coach for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He will finish his two-year stint on January 20.

“Gibson’s contract will expire in January. He said he would not extend the contract with us. We have to find a new bowling coach now. We are trying. Let's see if we can get a pace bowling coach,” Jalal told the media.

Jalal also said the cricket board has not yet thought about bringing any change to the head coach.

Gibson has a lot of coaching experience since he was the head coach of Windies from 2010 to 2014. It also includes West Indies' 2012 ICC Twenty20 World Cup win, where they won the trophy for the first time.

In addition to coaching the national team, he served as England's bowling coach from 2007 to 2010 and then again from 2015 to 2017. He later worked with the South African Cricket Team from 2017 to 2019 before joining Bangladesh Cricket Team.

He played for the West Indies from 1995-1999 in two Tests and 15 ODIs. He featured in 177 first-class matches where he bagged 659 wickets and scored 5604 runs.