Gibson seeks to renew contract

West Indies Cricket Coach Ottis Gibson says he has begun preliminary discussions with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with the aim of having his current three-year contract renewed.

Gibson’s initial contract with the WICB expires next February and the former West Indies player has already expressed an interest in continuing the position.

Gibson is expected to continue talks on his future with new WICB chief executive officer Michael Murihead, who has replaced Ernest Hilaire. The former WICB CEO is due to take up a new post as St. Lucia’s High Commissioner to London.

Gibson played two Tests and 15 ODIs for the West Indies and was previously England’s bowling coach before he became head of the regional side.

Under Gibson, West Indies have played 21 Tests with four wins, nine losses and eight draws, winning series against Bangladesh and New Zealand but losing to South Africa, Indian, Australia and England.