WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract
Wed, Aug 20, '14
St John’s, Antigua – Today the West Indies Cricket Board and Mr. Ottis Gibson mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect. The WICB wishes to express its gratitude to Mr. Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure as the Coach of the West Indies team.
WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead thanked Gibson for his services.
“On behalf of the Board and West Indies cricket as a whole we express our gratitude to Ottis for his work, particularly in coaching the team to winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012, and offer our best wishes to him in all his future endeavours,” Mr. Muirhead said.
Team Manager, Sir Richie Richardson, will take charge of the team on an interim basis for the series against Bangladesh which will be played in Grenada, St Kitts, St Vincent and St Lucia.
The Team Management Unit remains unchanged otherwise.
The former all-rounder, who played two Tests and 15 One-Day internationals for the Windies, served England as bowling coach from late 2007 until he came back home to take charge of the regional unit in February 2010.
Information reaching the T&T Guardian is that he was likely to be replaced by for the former South Africa and Australia coach Mickey Arthur. The South African, Arthur recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.
West Indies Look to Prolong Bangladesh's Woeful Run
Tue, Aug 19, '14
St. George's: West Indies and Bangladesh commence a three-match One-Day International series at the Queen's Park Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists' miserable record in 2014.
Despite several encouraging performances in a 95-run win in their lone warm-up fixture against a Grenada XI on Sunday, Bangladesh will be hard-pressed to challenge a Caribbean side brimming with big-name international players, all of whom will be match fit given their participation in the just-concluded second season of the Caribbean Premier League T20 franchise tournament.
For the first match of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League for 2014, the clouds hovered all game without a drop of rain falling. But in the last match, the grand finale, showers spoiled the party, allowing Messrs Duckworth and Lewis to decide the outcome of the game with just 25 balls left to be completed. For several minutes before Kieron Pollard and his Barbados Tridents emerged on the field to celebrate their victory at Warner Park in St Kitts, television viewers and those in the packed audience stared at an empty field. The covers were removed, but there was no sign that play was about to resume. It later turned out there was a dispute about the application of Duckworth-Lewis, leading the losing Guyana Amazon Warriors to contest the outcome.