Ottis Gibson’s tenure as head coach of the West Indies cricket team has ended.
In a statement late Tuesday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said both parties “mutually agreed” to terminate their association with immediate effect.
“The WICB wishes to express its gratitude to Mr. Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure as the Coach of the West Indies team.
“On behalf of the Board and West Indies cricket as a whole we express our gratitude to Ottis for his work, particularly in coaching the team to winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012, and offer our best wishes to him in all his future endeavours,” the release quoted WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead as saying.
The statement released by the board ended rampant speculation over the future of the former pace bowler for Barbados, with the regional side.
Gibson, who played two tests for the West indies, was also a former England bowling coach. He began as coach of the West Indies in February 2010.
Since then, the West Indies have won nine of 29 tests and 36 of 90 one day internationals.
With Gibson’s departure, the WICB said team manager Richie Richardson will take charge of the West Indies on an interim basis.
Richardson, a former West Indies captain who played 86 tests, will lead the team for a three-match limited-overs international series against Bangladesh beginning Wednesday in St. George’s, Grenada.