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Gibson: I was fired


Gibson: I was fired

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KINGSTON – Ottis Gibson says he was fired as West Indies’ head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting the two had mutually agreed to end their association.

His declaration came late Wednesday, two months after ending ties with the WICB on the eve of a series against Bangladesh involving two-test matches and three One Day Internationals (ODI).

Gibson has been quoted in the regional media as saying he was shocked when WICB president Dave Cameron fired him during a telephone conversation.

He says Cameron told him that players had lost confidence in him.

Gibson’s contract was renewed last year after taking up the post in January 2010.

His finest moment with the Windies came when he led them to victory in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament two years ago. (CMC/NB)