KARACHI: Herschelle Herman Gibbs, ex-South African cricketer, has been named as the new Head Coach for the PSL champions Karachi Kings. Gibbs will replace Dean Jones, who recently passed away, in the role.
“In a move sure to strengthen the strong management core at the team under the maestro Wasim Akram, Karachi Kings has signed the ex-Protea known for his aggressive batting style and brilliant fielding, Herschele Gibbs, as its Head Coach for the sixth season of the PSL,” Kings said in a statement.
“It was always going to be tough filling in Deano’s shoes, but Gibbsy has always been a great student of the modern game and with his growing exposure in coaching roles, I reckon he is a great fit at our team to continue our winning ways,” said Kings President, Wasim Akram.
“I am so excited by this appointment and really feel with the chemistry the Kings franchise has fostered over the years under great leadership and a wonderful bunch of guys who have cracked the winning formula this season, this is a great time to join them and hopefully keep up the momentum they’ve got going,” said Gibbs.
Gibbs represented South Africa for 15 years, debuting in 199, coincidentally playing his final international match in a T20 against Pakistan in 2010.
After his international career, he played in various international T20 leagues, most recently coaching at the Afghan Shpageeza Leagueand the recently concluded Lanka Premier League.