Otis Gibson turned South African cricket team’s new head coach
Otis Gibson has been appointed the new head coach of the South African cricket team. Former West Indies fast bowler is England’s bowling coach at this time. He will leave the England team after the ongoing series with England’s West Indies at this time. Gibson has played the head coach of the West Indies team from 2010-2014. In 2012, the West Indies were in T20 World Champion, Gibson’s greatest achievements. He will replace South African current coach Russell Domingo.
“I am happy with this new challenge in my coaching career. I thank Cricket South Africa (CSA) for giving me this responsibility, as well as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB),” said Cricinfo, quoted by Gibson. ) Thank you for understanding my situation. ” Gibson said, “In South Africa, I had a good time as a player. I am ready to return once again as a coach.”
CSA had applied for the post of coach and also asked Domingo to reapply. It was hoped that Domingo would retain the board in this position, but CSA chose Gibson as coach. The five-member coach selection committee finalized the name of Gibson. This committee included two former coach Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons.
CSA Chief Executive Officer Aaron Lochart said, “On behalf of the board, I thank Domingo for his positive contributions made in his team. I am happy with the fact that he will be the head coach of our A team. It is an important post because the generation of players coming from here is ready. I thank the ECB for understanding and supporting us. “