West Indies news October 16, 2013

Gibson 'not aware' of Glamorgan interest

ESPNcricinfo staff

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.