The new West Indies cricket team Coach name is appointed to the ,Former Australian allrounder Stuart Law. 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 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.