Ottis Gibson could be on his way back to England‚ regardless of whether he guides SA to World Cup glory. If he goes‚ Cricket SA and its strange approach to human relations would struggle to avoid being slapped with at least some of the blame. The UK Sunday Times reports that Gibson is “keen to replace Trevor Bayliss” as England coach when the Australian’s contract expires in September. “It transpires that Bayliss has turned down several requests from the ECB [England Cricket Board] to carry on beyond his planned departure date‚” wrote cricket correspondent Simon Wilde. “Gibson … is understood to be keen on returning to the England set-up.” The theory was promptly denied by SA’s team management: “Ottis hasn’t spoken to anyone at the ECB or anywhere else. He doesn’t know where this is coming from.” But if Gibson does have designs on leaving‚ Cricket SA would‚ not for the first time‚ have tough questions to answer about how it treats people. “When the board hired Ottis it was purely to...

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