Gibson to get a new deal

Calcutta: Ottis Gibson is to be offered a renewed coaching contract by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as they try to tie up a new deal in the face of continued interest from Warwickshire.

The WICB, in a media release said, it has approved a recommendation from the cricket committee to offer a new contract to Gibson and team manager, Richie Richardson, following a meeting in St Lucia at the weekend.

He has yet to accept the deal and, the WICB said that the contract renewal was "pending completion of negotiations which are expected to be concluded shortly".

Gibson, who played at county level for Glamorgan, Leicestershire and Durham, was interviewed in Birmingham on Tuesday by Warwickshire who are seeking to appoint a replacement for Giles, England's new one-day and Twenty20 coach.

Gibson's work ethic and desire to foster unity in West Indies cricket has never been in doubt and his stock has risen following West Indies' securing of the World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka in October.


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