Former Proteas coach Ottis Gibson has joined Bangladesh as fast-bowling coach where he will work under Russell Domingo, the man he replaced in the South African dressing room.
Charl Langeveldt’s move into the Proteas’ system has seen a surprise twist in that Gibson will return to the international fold but under Domingo’s instruction.
‘He brings in tremendous experience and has coached or played all over the world. He has also had the opportunity to observe Bangladesh cricket from close. I am sure he will be a very valuable addition to the Bangladesh team’s coaching group,’ said Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.
Former West Indies fast bowler Gibson’s tenure with the Proteas was not renewed after last year’s World Cup. The Proteas won just three matches and finished in seventh position in the nine-team tournament.
‘I was very satisfied. Of course, the World Cup was a disaster, but I was very happy with everything that happened before the World Cup,’ Gibson told ESPNcricinfo earlier this month.
‘We won quite a lot of Tests. We beat India and Australia in Tests. It was the first time South Africa had beaten Australia at home since readmission. We won a lot of ODI series leading up to the World Cup.
‘I am very pleased with the time I had over there. I wish it had continued but it wasn’t the case.’
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