3 Feb 2010

Gibson takes over as Windies cricket coach

6:26 am on 3 February 2010

The former England bowling coach Ottis Gibson will take over as head coach of the West Indies cricket side in time for the home series against Zimbabwe later this month.

The Windies have been without a permanent head coach since John Dyson was sacked last August.

Interim coach David Williams will remain in charge for the one-day tour of Australia before being appointed Gibson's assistant for the home series that starts with a Twenty20 international in Trinidad on February 28th.

Former all-rounder Gibson represented West Indies in two Tests and 15 one-day internationals, and enjoyed a long first-class career in the Caribbean, South Africa and England.