There were reports earlier that Stuart Law is the agreed candidate for the post of head coach in the Board of Governors’ meeting on Tuesday, but, the former Australian batsman has turned down PCB’s offer.
Stuart Law is not the first foreign candidate to refuse PCB’s offer, Andy Flower, Justin Langer, Tom Moody, Paddy Upton and Peter Moores have done the same before him.
It was already known that Stuart Law is associated with Australia as a batting consultant for their Sri Lanka tour in July-August, still the board persisted with his name and eventually got their offer rejected by him due to his busy schedule.
A PCB official told, “Law is not available for Pakistan’s most important tour of England as he is committed as batting coach of the Australia for the tour of Sri Lanka between July to September.”
He further added, “That left the race to Mickey Arthur of South Africa, Andy Moles of England and Dean Jones of Australia,” said the source. “Since some of Governing Board members are against Jones, it is likely that the next coach might be from one of the two others.”
If PCB fails to get any foreigner coach onboard, they will have to chose from the local candidates that include Aaqib Javed and Mohammad Akram.