The plot around Ottis Gibson’s possible return to England is thickening‚ what with one of his former charges there voicing dressingroom support for that development. Faf du Plessis‚ too‚ has left no doubt that Gibson has added significant value to the South African environment. But Gibson’s employers‚ Cricket SA‚ have yet to say whether they have taken note of the situation. Instead‚ they have left him — publicly‚ at least — with no option but to believe he will need a new job if SA do not win the World Cup. Gibson‚ who has had two stints as England’s bowling coach‚ has been SA’s head coach since September 2017. But‚ according to a report in the UK Sunday Times at the weekend‚ he is “understood to be keen on returning to the England set-up” — this time as head coach after Trevor Bayliss’ contract expires in September. On Monday SA’s team management denied‚ on Gibson’s behalf‚ that he has had discussions with the England Cricket Board. On Wednesday the England team’s communications h...

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