Law to coach Windies team

Newly appointed Cricket West Indies coach Stuart Law.
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Cricket West Indies has appointed Australian, Stuart Law, as head coach of the West Indies men’s team.

Law, whose career span 30 years as a professional coach and player was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team to Sri Lanka in 2016.

Before that he was part of the coaching staff for Bangladesh Under-19, Queensland Bulls, and Brisbane Heat and had stints as High Performance coach for Cricket Australia and head coach for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh senior teams.

Law completes the senior technical team headed by newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams and Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne.

He played one Test for Australia and 54 One-Day Internationals.

Law is touted as the most successful captain in Australia’s domestic cricket.

He has the distinction as being named one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1998 and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007.

Law’s appointment becomes effective on Feb. 15 and he has a two–year contract.

Meanwhile, incumbent president Dave Cameron is seeking a third term as president of Cricket West Indies (CWI). The elections are due on March 4.

He is expected to serve another term following reports that he has the support of the directors of the board.

On the last occasion Cameron received a challenge from former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner, who was soundly beaten.

His running mate again this time is expected to be Dominican Emmanuel Nanton who was also defeated Trinidadian Baldath Mahabir the last time.

Cameron took charge of the board in 2013 from St Lucian Dr Julian Hunte and his tenure has not been without controversy.

In his campaign for the top post, Cameron said the board has enjoyed as US$3 million surplus for over two years in succession under his watch.

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