On January 21, the Bangladesh Cricket Board appointed Ottis Gibson, former head coach of South Africa, as their new bowling coach.
Ottis Gibson will replace Charl Langeveldt who resigned as the bowling coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, last December 2019. Gibson already signed a two-year contract under the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Gibson’s first assignment will be the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan which is set to take place in Lahore from January 24 to 27.
The CEO of BCB, Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said, ‘He brings in tremendous experience and has coached or played all over the world. He has also had the opportunity to observe Bangladesh cricket from close. I am sure he will be a very valuable addition to the Bangladesh Team's coaching group’.
The T20I squad of Bangladesh left yesterday for the tour of Pakistan which includes three T20Is, two Tests and an ODI.
The position of Bangladesh bowling coach has been vacant since Langeveldt left last year. The board requested to include Gibson to the coaching staff of the national team, led by Mark Boucher.
Gibson is the coach for the Cumilla Warriors in the Bangladesh Premier League in the latest edition of the league.
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