London: England named former West Indies paceman Ottis Gibson as their fast bowling coach on Thursday for a Caribbean tour in April. It will be the second time the 46-year-old has been in charge of England's pace attack.
He was fast bowling coach from 2007-2010 before becoming West Indies' head coach. The English Cricket Board (ECB) said Gibson would join the team next week ahead of the start of a three-Test tour of the West Indies in April.
England will be looking to hit form again after a disastrous World Cup campaign where they failed to get past the first round. David Saker quit as England's fast bowling coach in September to join the Melbourne Renegades Big Bash in Australia.
ECB managing director Paul Downton said it was "a short-term appointment at this stage. No decision has yet been made on a long-term replacement for David and we will need to review how we staff this position going forward following the conclusion of the West Indies tour".
Gibson was West Indies' head coach from 2010 until August last year. The team won just nine out of 36 Tests in that time.