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Stuart Law appointed West Indies coach

Stuart Law had worked with Sri Lanka and West Indies in 2011 and 2012
Stuart Law had worked with Sri Lanka and West Indies in 2011 and 2012

West Indies have appointed former Australia batsman Stuart Law as their new head coach.

The 48-year-old has prior experience of working as head coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during 2011-12 and will take over the new role with the Caribbean team from 15th February after signing a two-year contract with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Apart from his international experience in coaching, Law has also worked with Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat and had stints as High Performance Coach for Cricket Australia.

During his playing career, Law has captained Queensland to five Sheffield Shield titles and two One-Day trophies, making him the most successful skipper in Australian domestic circuit.

Earlier, in September, WICB sacked Phil Simmons from the head coach role stating "differences in culture and strategic approach" as the reason behind it.

Law said he is looking forward to the new role with West Indies cricket.

“I am excited at the opportunity to contribute to what I think is an interesting time for West Indies. I think this assignment has come at an important time of my career.”

Law's appointment comes after the board selected Jimmy Adams and Courtney Browne as their new director of cricket and chief selector respectively.

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