Ottis Gibson released as South Africa’s head coach

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    Former Windies cricketer Ottis Gibson has been released from his role as head coach of South Africa.

    Gibson had recently been linked with replacing Trevor Bayliss as England’s coach.

    Gibson, who had two spells as England bowling coach, took charge of South Africa in October 2017.

    The latest decision from South Africa comes after the team had a poor World Cup, winning three of their nine matches.

    His contract with South Africa was set to expire in September.

    The former West Indian fast bowler worked under Bayliss in his second spell with England, and was part of the staff that oversaw England’s rise to the top of the one-day rankings.

    A new team manager for South Africa will be appointed in September and will choose new coaching staff, as well as name the captain.