Ex South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs has been named the new head of Karachi Kings, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) reigning champions, the franchise revealed on Saturday.
In a quote, Karachi Kings said that Gibbs had been signed in a move that was “aggressive batting style and brilliant fielding” for his “sure to strengthen the strong management core at the team under Wasim Akram”
The appointment comes after the former Australian batsman and head coach of the Kings, Dean Jones, died in September 2020 of a heart attack.
“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 I think he is a great fit for our team to continue our winning ways with his increasing exposure in coaching roles,” said Wasim Akram in the press release.
“excited”excited”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”chemistry that the Kings franchise has promoted over the years under great leadership and a wonderful bunch of guys who have cracked this season’s winning formula, this is a great time to join them and hopefully keep up with the momentum they have.
I look forward to working with the great ‘Waz’ [Akram] and supporting the team this season to develop and build together.
For 15 years, Gibbs represented South Africa, debuting in 1999, coincidentally playing his final international game against Pakistan in 2010 in the T20.
He played in numerous international T20 leagues after his international career, most recently coaching in the Afghan Shpageeza League and in the recently ended Lanka Premier League.