20 Aug 2014

West Indies part company with coach

6:54 pm on 20 August 2014

The West Indies have parted ways with coach Ottis Gibson, just a day ahead of a home one-day cricket series against Bangladesh.

No reason has been given for Gibson's departure.

Gibson has been in charge since 2010 and led the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title in 2012.

The West Indies Cricket Board said the two parties "mutually agreed to terminate their association" with team manager Richie Richardson stepping in as interim coach.

The West Indies are currently eighth in the Test rankings, the lowest among the established nations, and have the same ranking in one-day cricket while they are seventh in Twenty20.

The Bangladesh series comes as the West Indies build up to the one-day World Cup early next year.

The former captain Clive Lloyd was named head of a new-look selection panel earlier this month.