England name Ottis Gibson as fast bowler coach for West Indies tour

England named former West Indies paceman Ottis Gibson as their fast bowling coach on Thursday for a Caribbean tour in April.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 21:51 PM IST
England name Ottis Gibson as fast bowler coach for West Indies tour

London: England named former West Indies paceman Ottis Gibson as their fast bowling coach on Thursday for a Caribbean tour in April.

It will be the second time the 46-year-old has been in charge of England`s pace attack. He was fast bowling coach from 2007-2010 before becoming West Indies` head coach.

The English Cricket Board (ECB) said Gibson would join the team next week ahead of the start of a three-Test tour of the West Indies in April.

England will be looking to hit form again after a disastrous World Cup campaign where they failed to get past the first round.

David Saker quit as England`s fast bowling coach in September to join the Melbourne Renegades Big Bash in Australia.

ECB managing director Paul Downton said it was "a short-term appointment at this stage. No decision has yet been made on a long-term replacement for David and we will need to review how we staff this position going forward following the conclusion of the West Indies tour".

Gibson was West Indies` head coach from 2010 until August last year. The team won just nine out of 36 Tests in that time.