Yorkshire County have named former West Indies pacer Ottis Gibson as new head coach of the club. The county side made a formal announcement on 19th January. Due to racism scandal and departure of the head coach Andrew Gale, the Yorkshire have decided to bring in Ottis Gibson as new coach of the club.
Ottis Gibson will work with two assistant coaches and will be responsible to report to Darren Gough, who is currently serving as interim managing director of Yorkshire Cricket Club. The 52-year has played 15 one-day internationals and two-Test matches for West Indies. He has enjoyed decent stints in English County Championship and has been the record of taking all the wickets for Durham against Hampshire in 2007.
Recently, he was serving as bowling coach of Bangladesh national cricket team. He decided not to extend his contract with Bangladesh. In the past, he has worked as bowling coach for England and also became head coach for West Indies and South Africa. He is currently with Multan Sultans in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. After the completion of PSL, he is expected to join the Yorkshire Cricket Club for this year’s English County Championship.
Former West Indies pacer Ottis Gibson said that he is extremely pleased after being named as head coach of Yorkshire Cricket Club. He said that it is an absolute honor to work for Yorkshire in a reputed role in the English County Cricket. He further stated that he is excited to work with all the players and help them prepare adequately for this year’s English County Championship. He also discussed a lot of ideas with Darren Gough in terms of how to take Yorkshire forward in the right direction.
It will be interesting to see how Ottis Gibson goes in his role of head coach for Yorkshire Cricket Club this season.