Ottis Gibson Signs New Contract as Head Coach

Ottis Gibson

The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that Ottis Gibson has signed a new contract as Head Coach.

The term of the contract is three years and will go to 2016.

Gibson has served in the position for the past three years, from January 2010.

According to WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead, Gibson has added significant value to the development of the West Indies Team during his tenure and they are delighted to have secured his services for another three years.

Gibson said he enjoys being involved in West Indies cricket and it is something he is very excited about considering what they have achieved.

He made special mention to beating New Zealand at home in 2012 in all three formats and winning the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka.

He said that this confirms that the team is making progress and he is happy to continue with the team for the next three years.



Australia has taken an unbeatable three nil series lead against the West Indies, after winning the third ODI by 29 runs on Wednesday.

The home team batted first and scored 329 for seven of their allotted 50 overs.

Shane Watson led the way with a stroke filled 122 and Phil Hughes added 86.

George Bailey smashed 44 from only 22 balls faced and Aaron Finch chipped in with 38.

Bowling for the West Indies, Captain Darren Sammy was the most successful bowler, taking two for 49 and Sunil Narine claimed two for 52.

In reply, the West Indies reached 290 all out in 47.3 overs.

Darren Bravo top scored with 86 and Dwayne Bravo added 51.

Kieran Powell continued his fine form with 47 and Andre Russell batting lower down the order stroked 43.

For Australia, James Faulkner was the pick of the bowlers, taking four for 48 and Clint McKay took finished with two for 26.

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