Ottis Gibson, right, and Samuel Badre
Ottis Gibson, right, and Samuel Badre

St John's, Antigua, August 19, 2014 – Today the West Indies Cricket Board and Mr. Ottis Gibson mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said in a release.

"The WICB wishes to express its gratitude to Mr. Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure as the Coach of the West Indies team," the release stated.

WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead thanked Gibson for his services.

"On behalf of the Board and West Indies cricket as a whole we express our gratitude to Ottis for his work, particularly in coaching the team to winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012, and offer our best wishes to him in all his future endeavours," Mr. Muirhead said.

Team Manager, Sir Richie Richardson, will take charge of the team on an interim basis for the series against Bangladesh which will be played in Grenada, St Kitts, St Vincent and St Lucia.

The Team Management Unit remains unchanged otherwise.

Team Management Unit

Sir Richie Richardson – Team Manager

Stuart Williams – Assistant Coach

Andre Coley – Assistant Coach

Sir Curtly Ambrose – Bowling Consultant

CJ Clarke – Physiotherapist

Hector Martinez-Charles – Strength & Conditioning Coach

Richard Berridge – Video and Statistical Analyst

Philip Spooner – Media Manager

Virgil Browne – Masseur

West Indies vs Bangladesh schedule

August 20 – First ODI – Grenada

August 22 – Second ODI – Grenada

August 25 – Third ODI – St Kitts

August 27 – T20I – St Kitts

September 5 – 9 – First Test – St Vincent

September 13 – 17 – St Lucia