Gibson eyes new Windies deal

  • Last Updated: September 12 2012, 16:01 BST

Head coach Ottis Gibson has started preliminary discussions with the West Indies Cricket Board after he expressed his desire to have his three-year tenure extended.

Ottis Gibson: Wants a new deal

The former fast bowler's initial agreement with the WICB will expire in February 2013 and hope for a continued contract has only just begun.

"It is up to the board, we have had tentative discussions already. I have made no secret of the fact," said Gibson. "As far as I am concerned, the job is a three-to-five year situation.

"We have only had three years, so they know how I feel, so it's up to them at the end of the day."

The 43-year-old's current contract was signed under the authority of CEO Ernest Hilaire, who will soon vacate the post to start a new role as St Lucia's High Commissioner to London.

Gibson added: "Obviously there is a new CEO coming and stuff like that. I think there is a board meeting this week and I don't know if they are discussing it but I am not focusing on that at the moment.

"I still have six months and the most important month right now is the next month in the World Twenty20."

The West Indies have played 21 Tests since Gibson's appointment at the start of 2010, having won four, lost nine and drawn eight.