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Gibson has West Indies coaching contract terminated, Richardson to take over on interim basis

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ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — The West Indies Cricket Board has terminated its contract with coach Ottis Gibson and said team manager Richie Richardson will take charge of the West Indies on an interim basis.

The board said in a statement late Tuesday that it and Gibson, a former pace bowler for Barbados who played two tests for the West Indies, had "mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect."

Gibson, a former England bowling coach, began as coach of the West Indies in February 2010. Since, the West Indies have won just nine of 29 tests and 36 of 90 one-day internationals.

Richardson, a former West Indies captain who played 86 tests, will lead the team for a three-match limited-overs international series against Bangladesh beginning Wednesday in St. George's, Grenada.

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