West Indies heavyweight cricket personality Otis Gibson will no longer be seen as the coach of the Bangladesh team. He has stepped down from the coaching panel of the Bangladesh team as his contract has expired.
Gibson himself said he did not want to renew his contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), but wanted to find a new job. Gibson, however, has already gotten a job. He will be the assistant coach and fast bowling coach of Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Confirming Gibson’s departure, Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB’s cricket operations committee, told the media: “Yes, his contract expires in January. He said he would not renew his contract with us, he would take a new job. We have to look for a new bowling coach. Already in the head, trying. Let’s see if I get it.’
Bangladesh’s failure in the T20 World Cup has been criticized by the coaching panel. Gibson had to face the cannon especially due to the failure of the pacers. However, the reason for not renewing Gibson’s contract is that Jalal Yunus is reluctant to accept these criticisms.
“It simply came to our notice then. Whether someone’s heart is broken, or criticism… they are professionals, accustomed to all this. No coach is emotional. We may be emotional, but they are very professional. They know that situations have to come, but not good results. But they are very strong in terms of professionalism.”