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29 January, 2017 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 28 January, 2017 11:08:43 PM
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Law named as new West Indies coach

AGENCIES
Law named as new West Indies coach
Stuart Law

AGENCIES, ST JOHN’S (ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA): Former Australian batsman Stuart Law has been appointed as West Indies coach. Law takes over the position that has been lying vacant ever since the West Indies Cricket Board sacked Phil Simmons last September on disciplinary grounds. Law, the WICB said in a media release, will start his new job from February 15 and his contract is for two years.
He might have played a solitary Test for Australia, but Law was one of Queensland’s most distinguished cricketers and went on to become a legend for the state in Sheffield Shield competition. 
Law, 48, has a solid pedigree in coaching. He had brief stints as head coach with Sri Lanka in 2011 and Bangladesh from 2011-12 and has served in various coaching roles with teams from around the world. One of Law’s latest assignments was as head coach of Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League. 
WICB president Dave Cameron was seen watching the BPL to raise curiosity - it is understood he was there to conduct talks with Law.
Law is the third Australian to be West Indies’ head coach. Bennett King stepped down after the 2007 World Cup after being in the role for two years. Countryman John Dyson, his successor, too was in the role for two years before the WICB sacked him in August 2009. Curiously Law’s contract ends in February 2019, just three months before the next World Cup in England, which begins May 30 of that year.
“His core functions will include improved team results while providing leadership to players and team management,” the WICB release said. 
Law would be the first to admit it is no doubt an onerous task. They might be the only team to be crowned the World T20 champions twice, but West Indies occupy the bottom rungs in the ICC rankings tables in the other two formats; led by 25-year-old Jason Holder, West Indies are ranked eighth in Tests and ninth 
in ODIs.
Law said the West Indies assignment had come at an “important time” in his career. “I am excited at the opportunity to contribute to what I think is an interesting time for West Indies,” the WICB release quoted Law on his new job.

 

 

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