Ottis Delroy Gibson, the 50-year-old former Windies coach, is one of several applicants who is seeking to be the next coach of the England national cricket team.
Gibson’s contract as the current head coach of the South African cricket team which comes to an end next month, is not expected to be renewed.
He was the head coach for the West Indies from 2010-2014, and previously twice worked as bowling coach for England, from 2007-2010 and again 2015-2017.
According to press reports, England’s Director of Cricket Ashley Giles confirmed that Gibson is vying for the cricket coach position.
England current coach Trevor Bayliss will step down after the Ashes Series against Australia.
Gibson was the coach of the West Indies team that won the ICC World T20 in 2012.
Other individuals who have applied for the position of coach includes former Jamaica Tallawahs and current Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, Gary Kirsten who led India to the World Cup title in 2011, and Australian Andrew McDonald.
The cricket director is seeking to fill the position in time for England’s tour of New Zealand in November.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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