Former West Indies and South Africa head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the fast bowling coach of Bangladesh national team. He will be joining the side straight away and travel to Pakistan with the team for the three-match T20 series.
His appointment was confirmed by BCB through a press release. Gibson replaces Charl Langaveldt who had left his post to join the South African coaching staff.
The 50-year old Caribbean has initially signed a two-year deal dating to 2022. BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury believed that Gibson's appointment will bring strength to the coaching team. "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 BCB CEO said.
Gibson had earlier worked as the head coach of South Africa and West Indies and had been the bowling coach of current World Champions England between 2015 to 2017.
Gibson himself had announced during the recently ended Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019-20 where he was coaching Cumilla Warriors that negotiations were ongoing between him and the BCB regarding the fast bowling coach position.