South Africa announce appointment of new men’s team head coach

The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ottis Gibson as the new head coach of the Proteas men’s team. Mr. Gibson will take over from his fellow Zimbabwean Graeme Smith who will step down after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which takes place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 until March 2. SACA CEO Tony Irish said he was delighted that one of world cricket’s most experienced coaches had agreed to coach South Africa. “We looked at several candidates but were convinced that Ottis was the right person for this position,” said Irish.”

The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ottis Gibson as the new head coach of the Proteas men’s team.

The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ottis Gibson as the new head coach of the Proteas men’s team.

Gibson, who will take over from Graeme Smith, has been appointed on a three-year term that runs until after World Cup 2019.

Gibson has coached in South Africa before – he was assistant coach under Gary Kirsten when they won ICC World T20 2007 and ICC World Cup 2011 – but also enjoyed success with Zimbabwe Cricket where he was head coach for six years until 2016.

Mr. Gibson will take over from his fellow Zimbabwean Graeme Smith who will step down after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which takes place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 until March 2.

The board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that Mr. Ottis Gibson will be the new head coach of the national men’s team and will take over from his fellow Zimbabwean Graeme Smith who will step down after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which takes place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 until March 2.

Mr. Gibson was assistant coach during CSA’s successful International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 campaign earlier this year when they won their first ICC trophy since 1992 by defeating England in Colombo on 22 May 2010. He has also served as interim head coach for Zimbabwe on two occasions – firstly between June 2008 and April 2009 before returning again in August 2010 following Peter Chingoka’s resignation as chairman due to political differences with the players’ union over their salaries.”I am extremely excited about taking up this new challenge,” said Mr. Gibson.”My focus now is on preparing for what promises to be a very exciting year ahead for South African cricket as well as ensuring that we meet our high expectations at next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.”

SACA CEO Tony Irish said he was delighted that one of world cricket’s most experienced coaches had agreed to coach South Africa.

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Mr. Irish said he was delighted that one of world cricket’s most experienced coaches had agreed to coach South Africa, who are currently ranked number four in the world.

The Proteas head coach will work closely with Mr. Gibson and his management team as they prepare for this summer’s ICC World Cup in England and Wales, which begins on May 30th 2020.”I am sure he will be an excellent addition.”

“We looked at several candidates but were convinced that Ottis was the right person for this position,” said Irish.

South Africa have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new men’s head coach.

The former England bowling coach will be in charge of the Proteas for a period of four years, with his first assignment being the tour of India and Sri Lanka in January 2020.

“We are delighted that Ottis has agreed to join us,” said South African Cricket Association (SACA) CEO Tony Irish. “We looked at several candidates but were convinced that Ottis was the right person for this position.”

The Proteas head coach has been announced

The South African Cricket Association (SACA) today announced that Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the Proteas’ new head coach. He will take over from Graeme Smith on an interim basis, with immediate effect, and will coach the team until the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

“We are very excited about Ottis’ appointment,” commented SACA Chairman Dr Ali Bacher. “He brings with him a wealth of experience at international level, having played 101 Tests for England between 1988 and 1999 before becoming their bowling coach in 2002.”

Conclusion

We’re very excited to have Ottis join us and we are confident he will do a great job. We will miss Graeme but we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

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