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WICB aims to recruit former Test players


THE WEST INDIES Cricket Board is moving to recruit former Test players Otis Gibson and Phil Simmons to become the new coach of the Windies team.{{more}}

The top coaching position for the regional team became vacant after Australian coach John Dyson was sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), short of his contract expiring. The contract was due to end in November next year.

Dyson departed after West Indies’ calamitous Test and one-day series defeats to Bangladesh. West Indies fielded a severely depleted team, following a dispute between the WICB and the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) over contracts. Dyson assumed the post in 2007 from another Australian, Bennett King, but was in the bad books of West Indies fans when he could not attend their series against Zimbabwe.