PCB agrees on Stuart Law for head coach: reports
Stuart Law is the name that is coming up as favorite to hold the post of head coach for Pakistan national team, according to some reports.
Shahryar Khan announced on Tuesday that they have agreed on a name, however, he could not reveal the name at that time because they were yet to ask and negotiate with that candidate.
As per some speculation, the former Australian batsman, Stuart Law is the one that is chosen by the PCB in the Board of Governors’ meeting on Tuesday.
As per the Press Trust of India, a member of the BoG confirmed that Stuart Law is the unanimously chosen candidate, however, England’s Andy Moles is the second choice.
“(Former Afghanistan coach Andy) Moles is the back-up as the PCB has to sort out some issues with (Stuart) Law because of his prior coaching commitments,” the member told PTI.
“We don’t want to make any announcement right now until the contract is signed as we are still talking to the candidate(s).”
Stuart Law is the interim batting mentor for Australia for the Sri Lanka tour in July-August. Law applied for the post of head coach before the deadline of 25th April mentioned by the PCB in the job advertisement.
Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Team Performance Pat Howard said that as Law is just appointed as a batting consultant, thus, he is free to avail other opportunities.
“Stuart is employed as a consultant with Cricket Australia and we’re excited he will be part of the Qantas Tour of Sri Lanka,” Howard said on Wednesday.
“As a consultant, he is free to pursue other opportunities outside of this commitment.”
Law has represented Australia in 54 ODIs and in a single test match. He has the experience of coaching Sri Lanka and Bangladesh under his belt. He has also recently been associated with Queensland and the Brisbane Heat.
Pakistan’s head coach position is vacant since Waqar Younis stepped down from the post after Pakistan’s embarrassing performance in Asia Cup and the World T20.