PSL 2022: Multan Sultans rope in Ottis Gibson as assistant and fast bowling coach

PSL 2022: Multan Sultans rope in Ottis Gibson as assistant and fast bowling coach

Gibson has also worked as bowling coach of England twice.

Ottis Gibson
Ottis Gibson. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The fresh season of PSL is all set to get going in the upcoming days and there has been another development on the coaching staff front with respect to defending champions Multan Sultans. Former West Indies pacer Ottis Gibson has been roped in by Sultans as an assistant and fast-bowling coach of the franchise. The 52-year-old will coordinate with the franchise for the seventh season of PSL wherein the franchise already has some big names in their artillery.

Talking of Sultans’ coaching panel, Andy Flower is the head coach of the side while Mushtaq Ahmed would be doing the duties of spin bowling coach. Richard Halsall is the fielding coach of the side. Talking of Gibson in terms of his national duties, he has decided not to renew his contract going with the men’s Bangladesh team in the capacity of bowling coach. In this case, he will end his duties with the team on January 20, 2022.

Highlighting Gibson’s work in the coaching department, he donned the cap of head coach for West Indies from 2010-2014. Previously, he provided his services to the England team as a bowling coach where his stint was divided into two periods. Firstly, he worked between 2007-10 and then carried it for the second time between 2015-17.

Ottis Gibson has played two Tests and 15 ODIs for West Indies

Talking of his credentials as a player, he played two Tests and 15 ODIs between 1995-1999 and he also played a large part in first-class games as well. While playing 177 FC games, he bagged 659 wickets and scored 5604 runs.

Talking of the seventh season of PSL, it is all set to begin from January 27 with the first match to take place between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans. There have been a lot of issues around the league in the context of increasing COVID-19 cases across the world. However, the organizers are keen to wrap up the league within an estimated period of time. It has also been reported that matches will go forward if teams have 13 COVID-19 players each in their squad.