WICB rubbishes reports of Ottis Gibson moving to Glamorgan

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Gibson played for Glamorgan during the 1990s

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have rubbished reports surrounding head coach Ottis Gibson’s alleged contention to take over at Glamorgan.

Gibson, who played for the county during the 1990s, has been West Indies’ head coach since 2010 and just signed a new three-year deal earlier this year, despite receiving some interest from Warwickshire.

Glamorgan are hunting for a suitable candidate to replace head coach Matthew Mott, who recently announced that he would be stepping down and moving back to Australia.

“Ottis is not aware of this,” a WICB spokesman said. “He signed a new three-year contract this year and is focused on his role as the West Indies head coach.”

Under Gibson’s guidance, the West Indies triumphed in the 2012 World Twenty20 and have won their last six Tests, a feat which they last accomplished in 1988.

Gibson’s next assignment will be a tour of India in November, where the West Indies will play two Test matches, which includes Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th and final Test in his hometown of Mumbai, and three ODIs.

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