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CRICKET: West Indians urged to apply for Windies head coach post

Published:Friday | August 22, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Michael Muirhead is encouraging West Indians to apply for the vacant position of head coach of the regional side.



However, Muirhead revealed that the WICB has began a global search to find a replacement for Ottis Gibson, who ended his tenure as head coach of the regional side this week before the contract expired in 2016.



Media reports in Trinidad and Tobago are suggesting that Gibson’s replacement is likely to be the former South Africa and Australia coach Mickey Arthur, who recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.



However, Muirhead says the WICB is going on a worldwide hunt.



A WICB statement earlier this week said Gibson and WICB ‘mutually agreed’ to terminate their association with immediate effect.



Team Manager, Richie Richardson, has been asked to take charge of the team on an interim basis for the series against Bangladesh which started in Grenada on Wednesday with victory for West Indies.



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