Ottis Gibson

  • West Indies part ways with coach Ottis Gibson 1 week ago

    St. John's: The West Indies parted ways with coach Ottis Gibson, just a day ahead of a home one-day series against Bangladesh. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Tuesday said the two sides "mutually agreed to terminate their association" with team manager Richie Richardson stepping in as interim coach. No reason...
  • Ottis Gibson hopes Kensington Oval has some pace June 24, 2014

    Bridgetown: Head coach Ottis Gibson says he is hoping his three-pronged pace attack finds some pace in the Kensington Oval pitch, as the West Indies chase a series victory over New Zealand in the final Test which begins here on Thursday. The West Indies seamers found life difficult on a flat...
  • Coach Gibson blasts batsmen for Kingston Test defeat June 13, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed the side's batsmen for their 186-run defeat to New Zealand in the first Test match which ended in Kingston on Wednesday. Gibson has blasted the regional side's batting in the two innings as" bitterly disappointing" after they scored 262 and 216 with only...
  • Garfield Sobers, Curtly Ambrose give tips to West Indies cricketers May 29, 2014

    West Indies cricket team's head coach Ottis Gibson says the presence of legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose will be an asset to the team's preparation ahead of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Sobers, arguably the greatest all-rounder in the game's history will work with the West...
  • West Indies coach Ottis Gibson banking on home advantage to beat New Zealand May 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies are banking on home advantage to give them the edge over New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series. The regional side swept the Black Caps in a two-Test series in the Caribbean two years ago but were then handed a thrashing on the road last year, losing...
  • West Indies coach hoping on batting turnaround for New Zealand series May 5, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says several performances in the Regional First Class season offer hope the regional side can make amends for last year's poor showing in New Zealand, when the Black Caps arrive in the Caribbean later this month. The Windies were completely outplayed in the three Test...
  • T20 World champions confident of beating England March 9, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson is confident his side can come away with a valuable series against England in the build-up to the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh later this month. The West Indies face England in the first Twenty20 International of their three-match series here Sunday, reports...
  • 3rd ODI: WI coach ready for final, England captain banks on momentum March 4, 2014

    West Indies won the first ODI by 15 runs before England came back through Ravi Bopara's heroics to win at Antigua by 3 wickets and level the series, which has turned the third ODI on Wednesday into a series-decider. West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is looking at it as a 'World...
  • Series against England crucial for T20 title defence: Gibson February 27, 2014

    Antigua: Head Coach Ottis Gibson has described the limited overs series against England starting this weekend as important to the West Indies preparations for the defence of the ICC T20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March-April. The West Indies cricketers arrived in Antigua Monday and have had full training sessions at...
  • Depleted Windies look to level ODI series against New Zealand January 7, 2014

    Nelson: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed second string players for his side's poor results in recent times and accused them of not making use of the opportunities given to them. West Indies, suffering from the loss of seven players through injury, lost to New Zealand by 58 runs under...
  • Taylor's wicket key for Windies in final NZ Test: Gibson December 18, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the Test series when the third and final match begins at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson. New Zealand hold a 1-0 lead in...
  • WI coach Gibson slams his side after Test defeat to NZ December 14, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson pulled no punches in the dressing room after his team capitulated to New Zealand inside three days in the second Test at the Basin Reserve. "Embarrassed was mentioned. Lack of fight was mentioned," Gibson told reporters after a training session on Saturday, which was...
  • West Indies face tough time ahead of series decider December 13, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies will probably spend the weekend trying to get their bowling lengths right before they head to Hamilton to try and save their three-match series after New Zealand won the second Test by an innings and 73 runs inside three days on Friday. New Zealand's pace bowlers captured 16...
  • Unease over pending results on Shillingford and Samuels bowling test December 10, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says he does not believe the International Cricket Council (ICC) should reveal the results of bowling test conducted on Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels while the second Test against New Zealand is underway. The deadline for the report into their action passes midway through the...
  • Injured Gayle to return home, Brathwaite in for NZ series November 23, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Chris Gayle, who had sustained a hamstring injury, will return home for rehabilitation as the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Saturday said that the opener would miss out on a three-Test series against New Zealand. No player has been substituted for Gayle in the 15-member squad for the last...
  • We need to execute our plans better, says Windies coach Ottis Gibson November 23, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said his side need to execute their plans better if they are to turn around their recent form in the One-day International series against India. Gibson was speaking on the eve of the second ODI between the Windies and hosts India on Sunday at...
  • West Indies team is high on confidence: Ottis Gibson October 30, 2013

    Kolkata: West Indies might have played their last Test more than six month ago, but coach Ottis Gibson says his team is high on confidence as it gets ready to take on India in two-Test series next month. "We know we have a lot of talented players in our team. We...
  • There's no reason why West Indies can't beat India: Ottis Gibson October 21, 2013

    The West Indies will travel to India in November for a two-Test tour, which will also mark end of an era in Indian cricket with Sachin Tendulkar deciding to quit following that series. But the travellers plan to beat India and upset the country's plans of a grand farewell to...
  • Windies board denies reports coach Gibson is quitting October 18, 2013

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has denied reports that Ottis Gibson, West Indies' head coach, is in contention to take over at the Glamorgan Cricket Club. BBC Wales reported that Gibson is being highly considered for the coaching job at Glamorgan. Gibson has been in his current role since...
  • West Indies begin preparation for ICC Champions Trophy May 20, 2013

    Bridgetown: The West Indies will kick off preparations for next month's Champions Trophy in England when they embark on a five-day camp at the High Performance Centre (HPC) at the 3Ws Oval starting here on Monday. The sessions will be overseen by West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson with assistant coach...
  • West Indies will not relax in Tests: Gibson March 11, 2013

    Bridgetown: The West Indies will not be easing up on Zimbabwe despite their relatively easy success in the preceding limited overs series, head coach Ottis Gibson has warned. The regional side encountered little resistance as they blew away the Zimbabweans 2-0 in the Twenty20 series and also swept the three-match...
  • Pollard's controlled aggression a welcome sign: Gibson February 13, 2013

    Brisbane: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has praised big-hitting batsman Kieron Pollard for demonstrating composure to score a century in the fourth one-day International against Australia. Pollard scored an unbeaten 109 at the Sydney Cricket Ground and followed it up with 45 in the final match at the Melbourne...
  • WI board wants coach Gibson to continue January 26, 2013

    Gros Islet: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says Ottis Gibson will be offered a second contract as head coach of the West Indies team when his term expires in March. The WICB says the decision to retain his services and team manager Richie Richardson was arrived at during a meeting...
  • Ottis Gibson seeks West Indies improvement December 4, 2012

    Dhaka: Coach Ottis Gibson hoped his West Indies team show improvement in the crucial third one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Wednesday. The tourists trail 0-2 in the five-match series against a spirited host who won the first match by seven wickets and the second by their biggest margin of...
  • Narine is a fast learner: Gibson November 4, 2012

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Wily offspinner Sunil Narine has been labelled as a "fast learner" and a "match-winner" and is expected to be one of the West Indies' trump cards on the Bangladesh tour this month. Narine's entry to Test cricket against England earlier this year was a tame one but head coach...
  • No fallout expected from Windies loss: Gibson September 14, 2012

    Colombo: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has downplayed the loss to Sri Lanka in the opening warm-up game ahead of the World Twenty20 Championship starting here next week. The Caribbean side could only muster 132 for 6 of their 20 overs and Sri Lanka easily chased down the target courtesy of...
  • Gibson in talks with board over new deal September 12, 2012

    Colombo: 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...
  • Gibson upbeat on WI chances at World T20 September 11, 2012

    Bridgetown: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has expressed confidence in his side's chances in the World Twenty20 Tournament beginning on September 18 in Sri Lanka. Gibson said the composition of the team struck the right balance between experience and talent, and he expected the West Indies to live up to his...
  • West Indies team on the right track: Gibson August 10, 2012

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies team manager Richie Richardson and head coach Ottis Gibson have praised their side for their hard work after beating New Zealand 2-0 in the recent Test series. The Windies wrapped up the two-match series against the Black Caps on Sunday with a second win, adding to their...
  • Gayle makes a huge difference: Gibson July 30, 2012

    Antigua: Visibly pleased after his side's nine-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Antigua, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said that there's no replacement for experience and asserted that presence of Chris Gayle in the team makes a huge difference. "There is no substitute for experience. Having the...