St John's (Antigua and Barbuda): Ottis Gibson is set to remain as coach of the West Indies for a further three years after it was announced he had a signed a new contract.
The former West Indies paceman had been linked with a move to English county champions Warwickshire, following Ashley Giles's appointment as England one-day coach, before the Midlands side promoted Dougie Brown from within their existing set-up.
However, Gibson -- who is presently overseeing the West Indies' tour of Australia -- has now clarified his future by signing a new three-year contract which will run till 2016.
The 43-year-old has served as West Indies coach for the past three years, from January 2010, having previously been England bowling coach.
"Ottis has added significant value to the development of the West Indies team during his tenure and we are delighted to have secured his services for another three years," West Indies Cricket Board chief executive Michael Muirhead said.
"Most notably is that he led the implementation of a system of professionalism within the team unit and curbed the negative results which we were experiencing with some frequency.
"There have also been clear successes under his stewardship from 2010 to date. These include, most notably, having coached the team to the World Twenty20 title, the team showing consistent improvements in the other formats, the reintegration of players into the team unit and the achievement of the set goals as outlined in the WICB Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016."


Latest News from Sports News Desk