LONDON – If it is up to Ottis Gibson, he will still be the man in charge of running the nets when the Proteas head off to India in a few months’ time.
“Of course I want my job.” the West Indian said. “I love my job - we’ve started planning for the tour to India.”
Unfortunately for Gibson, that ball may not be solely in his court anymore. Even though he was speaking just moments after inflicting yet another defeat on Australia - Gibson has only been on the winning side in Test and ODI series battles with the Aussies - the reality is that the Proteas won just three matches altogether in an awful World Cup campaign.
Considering Cricket South Africa’s chief executive Thabang Moroe’s much-publicised statements that Gibson’s mandate upon appointment was to win the World Cup, before later adjusting it to qualification for the final, then logically the Bajan is only returning to South Africa today to be informed of his dismissal.
Independent Media, though, understands that there is in fact no such clause in Gibson’s contract and that it indeed runs until mid-September. The Proteas are scheduled to face Virat Kohli’s India in the first T20I on September 15 in Dharamsala.