West Indies news October 16, 2013

Gibson 'not aware' of Glamorgan interest

ESPNcricinfo staff
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The WICB has denied reports that Ottis Gibson, West Indies' head coach, is in contention to take over at Glamorgan. Gibson has been in his current role since 2010 and signed a three-year contract extension earlier this year, after interest from another county in Warwickshire.

Glamorgan are believed to have carried out a final round of interviews on Tuesday as they seek to appoint a successor to Matthew Mott, who is returning to Australia. However, the West Indies board rejected suggestions, initially reported by the BBC, that Gibson could return to the county he played for in the 1990s.

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

Gibson oversaw West Indies' victorious World Twenty20 campaign in 2012 and the team has won its last six Tests in a row - their best run since 1988. Their next assignment is in India, where West Indies they will play two Tests - including Sachin Tendulkar's farewell in Mumbai - and three ODIs next month.

Hugh Morris, the ECB managing director who will take up his position as Glamorgan's new chief executive in January, has been involved in the interview process and played with Gibson during his spell in Wales. Robert Croft and Steve Watkin, also former team-mates and current members of the Glamorgan coaching staff, are expected to be in the running for the head of elite performance role.

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  • on October 20, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    @@ Fernsby....the fact remains that Gayle's blast in the games leading to the final was the catalyst of WI win. Samuel finished it off in the final which was magnificent.

  • WILAD on October 17, 2013, 16:06 GMT

    @ Naresh Pitamber.. the same teams that Gayle couldn't score 10 runs against. @aclarity... and you are free of mistakes aren't you. Cricketers are too sensitive sometimes. If a manager did what he did in a football team the guys would have stepped up. One can only wonder what uproar would occur in the cricket world if a coach threw a shoe at a player like Sir Alex did.

  • on October 17, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Don't go Otis!! In a few years, many of those people who bad talk you will be saying that you were great. See how John Dyson has become good? You and Darren make a good team. Keep on winning

  • aclarity on October 17, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    Go Gibson Go! And while you are at it take Butts and the current WI selectors with you. These guys cannot identify talent much less improve the team. For example, after looking at all the 2013 regional games, I wrote on June 23, 2013 the following: "The selectors cannot even recognize talent. E van Lewis of TT is one of the most promising prospects I have seen and I am not a TT national. Clearly, the WI has talent but strategic focus is the problem and the selectors are the biggest roadblock. Fire them!!" Lewis was not selected for the HPC nor the CPL but it took the Champions League to show the world.

  • Metman on October 17, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    @Gary Harris !!..... You are 100% CORRECT !!! Tell them the FACTS,,,people DO NOT FORGET FACTS...they only PRETEND that they don't exist ,for their OWN warped agenda !!

  • davidge on October 17, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    As a Glamorgan member I would be concerned at the appointment of someone who has proved to be a divisive figure whilst in charge of WI. After the upheavals caused by an atrocious previous Chairman, and an equally poor (ex-WK) Director of Cricket we really need someone to get the players together and move the team on. I pray that the new team at the Club will prioritise 4-day cricket and aim to get us promoted in the Championship - especially after the departing Chief Executive stated on BBC Wales at the start of last season that 4-day cricket 'wasn't important to the club'.

  • on October 17, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    Please go do us all WI fans a favour, remember Gale told Jamaica radio he's a user .He also told Shiv to retire who's leading the WI team now, Please please go.

  • on October 17, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    WI won the WT20 because of Christ Gayle's Magnificent form in that Tournament. WI last 6 Test Victories were against the 3 weakest Team in World Cricket....Ban. Zim and depleted New Zealand. Gibson's trash treatment to WI Long time servant Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul will never be forgotten.

  • on October 16, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Great news...........please go !!!!

  • on October 16, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    I'm really grappling with what the previous comments were actually saying. It was Gibson who refused to be held hostage by senior players who abandoned the team. He was the one selected Sammy as Captain and those very same haters are no praising Sammy after questioning his selection in the first place. Those very same people never thought WI could go anywhere without Gayle or a senior leading the team. Now we have players who are more committed to the team cause they know now that Gibson will just just move on cause their more players around. The only problem i have with Gibson is his stance on Chanderpaul and ODIs but i think i know what he is trying to do since he has only a couple more years and he is best served in tests but people don't see that , they see a man hell bent on getting rid on seniors and basically his plan was to get players committed to WI cricket and not just their pockets.

  • on October 20, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    @@ Fernsby....the fact remains that Gayle's blast in the games leading to the final was the catalyst of WI win. Samuel finished it off in the final which was magnificent.

  • WILAD on October 17, 2013, 16:06 GMT

    @ Naresh Pitamber.. the same teams that Gayle couldn't score 10 runs against. @aclarity... and you are free of mistakes aren't you. Cricketers are too sensitive sometimes. If a manager did what he did in a football team the guys would have stepped up. One can only wonder what uproar would occur in the cricket world if a coach threw a shoe at a player like Sir Alex did.

  • on October 17, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Don't go Otis!! In a few years, many of those people who bad talk you will be saying that you were great. See how John Dyson has become good? You and Darren make a good team. Keep on winning

  • aclarity on October 17, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    Go Gibson Go! And while you are at it take Butts and the current WI selectors with you. These guys cannot identify talent much less improve the team. For example, after looking at all the 2013 regional games, I wrote on June 23, 2013 the following: "The selectors cannot even recognize talent. E van Lewis of TT is one of the most promising prospects I have seen and I am not a TT national. Clearly, the WI has talent but strategic focus is the problem and the selectors are the biggest roadblock. Fire them!!" Lewis was not selected for the HPC nor the CPL but it took the Champions League to show the world.

  • Metman on October 17, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    @Gary Harris !!..... You are 100% CORRECT !!! Tell them the FACTS,,,people DO NOT FORGET FACTS...they only PRETEND that they don't exist ,for their OWN warped agenda !!

  • davidge on October 17, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    As a Glamorgan member I would be concerned at the appointment of someone who has proved to be a divisive figure whilst in charge of WI. After the upheavals caused by an atrocious previous Chairman, and an equally poor (ex-WK) Director of Cricket we really need someone to get the players together and move the team on. I pray that the new team at the Club will prioritise 4-day cricket and aim to get us promoted in the Championship - especially after the departing Chief Executive stated on BBC Wales at the start of last season that 4-day cricket 'wasn't important to the club'.

  • on October 17, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    Please go do us all WI fans a favour, remember Gale told Jamaica radio he's a user .He also told Shiv to retire who's leading the WI team now, Please please go.

  • on October 17, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    WI won the WT20 because of Christ Gayle's Magnificent form in that Tournament. WI last 6 Test Victories were against the 3 weakest Team in World Cricket....Ban. Zim and depleted New Zealand. Gibson's trash treatment to WI Long time servant Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul will never be forgotten.

  • on October 16, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Great news...........please go !!!!

  • on October 16, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    I'm really grappling with what the previous comments were actually saying. It was Gibson who refused to be held hostage by senior players who abandoned the team. He was the one selected Sammy as Captain and those very same haters are no praising Sammy after questioning his selection in the first place. Those very same people never thought WI could go anywhere without Gayle or a senior leading the team. Now we have players who are more committed to the team cause they know now that Gibson will just just move on cause their more players around. The only problem i have with Gibson is his stance on Chanderpaul and ODIs but i think i know what he is trying to do since he has only a couple more years and he is best served in tests but people don't see that , they see a man hell bent on getting rid on seniors and basically his plan was to get players committed to WI cricket and not just their pockets.

  • on October 16, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Yea right. As I clearly remember everyone was calling for Dyson to be fired. You can never win being a WI coach. Gibson was right. Gayle and the others were being lazy. Up to now he and Sarwan can't make a consistent contribution. So who is right? The only senior player producing is Chanders. It's there in plain sight and people still think Gibson was wrong to call them out? Cricket is the only sport where a Coach tells players to pull up their socks and they get offended.

  • Rally_Windies on October 16, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Yeah, I have to agree with some of these comments, that WI's improvements can be attributed more to Darren Sammy than Ottis Gibson ...

    I am 100% sure Sammy did not try to change the batting style of the World #1 test batsman and drop him from the team while he was ranked #1 ...

    who did that? yes ! that is a quality coach right there !

    I still can't figure out why he was given an extension to his contract !

  • on October 16, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    In the interest of himself he can stay,but in the interest of WI cricket he should go.Like mentioned by Simon Rees,he has not done well with the senior players after the world cup.Much praise must be given to Darren Sammy who by normal standard may have found it difficult to be selected in a test squad,but once in there, his impeccable personality has caught the attention of the world.

  • on October 16, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    While I will say WI have gradually improved, Gibson's run will always be tainted by his alienation of the senior players after the World Cup. A coach's role is to get the best out of all his players and he failed in that regard. WI were improving nicely under John Dyson who was dismissed far too prematurely.

  • on October 16, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Is GIBSON leaving the WI coaching job or is it just rumour . Again we hear of this exit hanging over Otis head . Why don't these persons get the "facts" together in stead of just " I heard it through the grape vine" . To all of us , it sound like " if it just fell off the back of a truck ".

  • on October 16, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    He should really go....LOL

  • on October 16, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Gets alot of flack from WI supporters but under his reign WI have become competitive again.

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  • on October 16, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Gets alot of flack from WI supporters but under his reign WI have become competitive again.

  • on October 16, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    He should really go....LOL

  • on October 16, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Is GIBSON leaving the WI coaching job or is it just rumour . Again we hear of this exit hanging over Otis head . Why don't these persons get the "facts" together in stead of just " I heard it through the grape vine" . To all of us , it sound like " if it just fell off the back of a truck ".

  • on October 16, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    While I will say WI have gradually improved, Gibson's run will always be tainted by his alienation of the senior players after the World Cup. A coach's role is to get the best out of all his players and he failed in that regard. WI were improving nicely under John Dyson who was dismissed far too prematurely.

  • on October 16, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    In the interest of himself he can stay,but in the interest of WI cricket he should go.Like mentioned by Simon Rees,he has not done well with the senior players after the world cup.Much praise must be given to Darren Sammy who by normal standard may have found it difficult to be selected in a test squad,but once in there, his impeccable personality has caught the attention of the world.

  • Rally_Windies on October 16, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Yeah, I have to agree with some of these comments, that WI's improvements can be attributed more to Darren Sammy than Ottis Gibson ...

    I am 100% sure Sammy did not try to change the batting style of the World #1 test batsman and drop him from the team while he was ranked #1 ...

    who did that? yes ! that is a quality coach right there !

    I still can't figure out why he was given an extension to his contract !

  • on October 16, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Yea right. As I clearly remember everyone was calling for Dyson to be fired. You can never win being a WI coach. Gibson was right. Gayle and the others were being lazy. Up to now he and Sarwan can't make a consistent contribution. So who is right? The only senior player producing is Chanders. It's there in plain sight and people still think Gibson was wrong to call them out? Cricket is the only sport where a Coach tells players to pull up their socks and they get offended.

  • on October 16, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    I'm really grappling with what the previous comments were actually saying. It was Gibson who refused to be held hostage by senior players who abandoned the team. He was the one selected Sammy as Captain and those very same haters are no praising Sammy after questioning his selection in the first place. Those very same people never thought WI could go anywhere without Gayle or a senior leading the team. Now we have players who are more committed to the team cause they know now that Gibson will just just move on cause their more players around. The only problem i have with Gibson is his stance on Chanderpaul and ODIs but i think i know what he is trying to do since he has only a couple more years and he is best served in tests but people don't see that , they see a man hell bent on getting rid on seniors and basically his plan was to get players committed to WI cricket and not just their pockets.

  • on October 16, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Great news...........please go !!!!

  • on October 17, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    WI won the WT20 because of Christ Gayle's Magnificent form in that Tournament. WI last 6 Test Victories were against the 3 weakest Team in World Cricket....Ban. Zim and depleted New Zealand. Gibson's trash treatment to WI Long time servant Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul will never be forgotten.