Former West Indian all-rounder Otis Gibson has been appointed as the coach of the West Indian national team. Gibson had earlier been involved with the English side as the bowling coach, but he is said to have ended his contract with the English side to take up this job. >
The West Indian side had lurched into issues aplenty in 2009 which had seen the main team revolt against the Board, and was followed by the cricket board axing John Dyson, their coach. In the interim, the board then announced that assistant coach Dave Williams will take over the role.
However, for now, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has gone ahead with appointing a specialist coach for the side. Currently, the West Indian side will leave for Australia to play in a five ODI series against the hosts, but Williams will continue to coach the side for this series.
Only after the West Indian side comes back and hosts Zimbabwe for a series will Gibson take over the role. Later this year, West Indies host the ICC World T20 tournament as well.