Bangladesh national team has returned home from Sri Lanka after the two-match Test series on Tuesday. But pace bowling coach Ottis Gibson has flown to England to spend time with his family and Bangladesh is set to miss his services during the home series against Sri Lanka.
In the absence of Gibson, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will appoint a local pace bowling coach.
The news has been confirmed to The Business Standard (TBS) by Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB's media committee. The Barbadian will join the team after the series. But Yunus didn't reveal the name of the local coach who will take over in Gibson's absence.
Yunus said, "Gibson won't be there with the team during the home ODI series against Sri Lanka. He has flown to England and will spend time with his family there. A local coach will carry out the responsibility of pace bowling coach in his absence."
The Sri Lankan team will arrive on May 16 for the upcoming series. The series will begin on May 23 followed by the second and the third ODI on May 25 and 28 respectively. All the matches will be held at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.