West Indies appoint former Australian cricketer Stuart Law as new coach

Former Australian international Stuart Law was on Friday named as the new coach of the West Indies on a two-year deal.

The 48-year-old will bring the experience of being a former head coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to the job.

"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," said Law.

Sri Lanka's batting coach Stuart Law watches a training session in conversation with Muttiah Muralitharan (R) in Colombo before the ICC cricket World cup quarter final against England March 24, 2011. Law has been promoted to interim head coach of Sri Lanka for their tour of England. Picture taken March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

File photo of Stuart Law. Reuters

Law played just one Test for Australia in his career but featured in 54 one-day internationals while building a solid first-class career with Queensland, Essex, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

He was also a successful captain in Australia's domestic cricket with five first class and two one day titles. He scored the most runs at that level – 27,080 runs in 367 matches.

Law was also named one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1998.

Outgoing director of cricket at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Richard Pybus said: "We are delighted to welcome Stuart, he comes at an exciting and critical time in the development of the West Indies men's team,"

"He has great experience and breadth of knowledge as a player and coach and his cross-cultural experience and winning attitude will be key assets in the development of the team," Pybus said.

Published Date: Jan 28, 2017 11:14 AM | Updated Date: Jan 28, 2017 11:14 AM

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