The West Indies have secured the services of coach Ottis Gibson for another three years, as the former fast bowler extended his deal till 2016 on the back of some sterling efforts on his part to rejuvenate the side.
Gibson took over in January 2012 after leaving his post at Warwickshire, and since then he has seen to the recalls of Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan, and the winning of the 2012 World Twenty20 title, while growing the youngsters in the side.
WICB chief Michael Muirhead said: "Ottis has added significant value to the development of the West Indies Team during his tenure and we are delighted to have secured his services for another three years.
"Most notably is that he led the implementation of a system of professionalism within the team unit and curbed the negative results which we were experiencing with some frequency.
"There have also been clear successes under his stewardship from 2010 to date. These include, most notably, having coached the team to the World Twenty20 title, the team showing consistent improvements in the other formats, the reintegration of players into the team unit and the achievement of the set goals as outlined in the WICB Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016."
He added: "While there have also been some challenges along the way, these are not to be unexpected in such a dynamic and high pressure environment and the WICB looks forward to the continued development of the West Indies team through this next critical phase under Ottis' stewardship at the elite team level."
Gibson was pleased with his job extension and looked forward to the future, saying: "There is a lot to do and things to look forward to. There is the Champions Trophy in England this year, we will be defending the World T20 title in Bangladesh next year and there is the World Cup in 2015.
"These are things we have talked about and these are things the selectors have been planning for."