South Africa announce appointment of new men’s team head coach

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South Africa announce appointment of new men’s team head coach (3)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as their new Head Coach. The former West Indies fast bowler will be in charge of the Proteas Test team and will also lead the national limited-overs side in ODIs and T20 Internationals.

Gibson has a wealth of experience having coached the West Indies to World T20 glory in 2012, as well as leading them to two ICC Cricket World Cup titles (2007 & 2012) as bowling coach. He is currently UK managing director at Huba Sports Management and previously held similar positions at CSA and IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.

CSA Chairman Dr Ngubane said: “On behalf of Cricket South Africa I would like to welcome Ottis to our national cricket family and look forward to working with him over the next few years.”

“I have met with Ottis on several occasions since his appointment was mooted and he has clearly outlined how he sees this new role – emphasising that success in one-day cricket can only be achieved by playing a proactive brand of cricket rather than simply defending wickets.”

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as their new Head Coach.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as their new Head Coach. The former West Indies fast bowler will be in charge of the Proteas Test team and will also lead the national limited-overs side in ODIs and T20 Internationals.

Gibson has previously coached his native West Indies to World T20 glory in 2012, as well as leading them to two ICC Cricket World Cup titles (2007 & 2012). He is currently serving as head coach with England’s women’s team where he guided them to victory in this year’s Women’s World Cup Final against Australia at Lord’s earlier this month.

Gibson has a wealth of experience having coached the West Indies to World T20 glory in 2012, as well as leading them to two ICC Cricket World Cup titles (2007 & 2012) as bowling coach.

Gibson has a wealth of experience having coached the West Indies to World T20 glory in 2012, as well as leading them to two ICC Cricket World Cup titles (2007 & 2012) as bowling coach. He is currently UK managing director at Huba Sports Management and previously held similar positions at CSA and IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals Test and white-ball squads.

South Africa’s Cricket South Africa (CSA) had announced on Thursday that they have appointed former West Indies head coach Stuart Law as their interim head coach while they search for a permanent replacement for Russell Domingo who resigned from his post earlier this week after guiding the side through an unsuccessful 2019 World Cup campaign which saw them finish bottom of their group after losing all five matches played so far at this tournament in England & Wales.”

CSA Chairman Dr Ngubane said: “On behalf of Cricket South Africa I would like to welcome Ottis to our national cricket family and look forward to working with him over the next few years.”

Gibson has a wealth of experience at the highest level, having coached for 12 years in international cricket. He has also worked with South Africa’s High Performance Programme since 2009 and will continue to do so during his tenure as head coach. The former fast bowler played 26 Tests and 27 ODIs between 1984 and 1989, taking 76 wickets at an average of 37.64 with best figures of 4/60 against Pakistan in 1987-88 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium (now Gaddafi Stadium).

Gibson said: “It is an honour to be appointed coach of the Proteas men’s teams by Cricket South Africa.”

“I am excited by this opportunity but know there is plenty still ahead before we can start thinking about achieving our goals.”

“I have met with Ottis on several occasions since his appointment was mooted and he has clearly outlined how he sees this new role

The former West Indies fast bowler has been appointed as head coach of the South African men’s team.

Gibson will be responsible for both Test and limited-overs cricket, with his first assignment being a tour to England in June.

He has a wealth of experience as a coach, having worked with several counties in England as well as acting as bowling coach for New Zealand during their successful World Cup campaign earlier this year.

Ottis Gibson is the new coach of the South African men’s team

Ottis Gibson is the new head coach of the South African men’s team.

Gibson will take over from Russell Domingo, who stepped down after South Africa failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in England.

The former West Indies fast bowler has previously coached Ireland and most recently worked as England’s bowling coach under Trevor Bayliss, who was sacked earlier this month following their Ashes defeat at home against Australia.

Conclusion

We look forward to welcoming Ottis and his family to South Africa in the coming weeks. We wish him all the best in his new role with Cricket South Africa and hope that he will bring success both on and off the field.

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