Stuart Law is the new WICB Head Coach

Stuart Law

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian, Stuart Law as Head Coach for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team.

 In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Stuart was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team to Sri Lanka in 2016. Before that he was part of the coaching staff for Bangladesh Under 19, Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat and had stints as High Performance Coach for Cricket Australia and head coach for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh senior teams.

In his role as Head Coach his core functions will include improved team results while providing leadership to players and team management. He completes the senior technical team headed by newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams and Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne.

His professional playing career was over a ten-year period where he played in one Test for Australia and 54 one-day-internationals. He had a successful first class tenure with Queensland, Essex, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Stuart is touted as the most successful captain in Australia’s domestic cricket with five first class and two one day titles and additionally scoring the most runs at that level – 27,080 in 367 matches. Stuart has the distinction as being named one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1998 and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007.

Stuart is happy to be a part of the West Indies set up at this time. “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.”

Outgoing Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus who sat as part of the selection panel says, “We are delighted to welcome Stuart to West Indies Cricket, he comes at an exciting and critical time in the development of the WI men’s team, with the emergence of some outstanding young talent, as seen in the most recent test series against Pakistan. 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. “

Stuart’s appointment becomes effective Wednesday, February 15 and he has a two-year contract.

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4 Comments

  1. SMDH
    January 30, 2017

    Who cares? we have a stadium here built for cricket yet maybe only 2 international cricket matches are played on it a year if that much. Chairman of the WICB too busy counting his millions to give too hoots about the sport except when he hear his boys from the region coming to see him so he have to try and put on a good show. Why cant the secondary school students access the stadium like how they used to at windsor park? Everything here is a farce. Pretense. a show from people who never got spotlight in their lives, but now they are in charge it seems. so everything is held hostage until they say so. The country isnt operating efficiently nor effectively. Millions floating around dominica every day or month, but every local cricket pitch looks like complete crap. skids of dirt. No batting cages, no ball machines, no nothing except dirty pads and used bats and balls. no technology proper traiing equipment for our athletes to become better and stronger and more technical in their sports

    • cbd
      January 31, 2017

      How many dominicans are on the West Indies Cricket Team? and why do you think our numbers are so low? see previous comment from possible answers. no facilities

  2. OLI
    January 29, 2017

    The good news is that Pybus and Muirhead stepped down. The best news would be if Cameron and others like Nanthan step down too. I hope coach Law (the new coach) can turn the WIndies team around, providing the current WI board allow him to.

  3. %
    January 29, 2017

    Rally Round the West Indies,Now and For EVER…May the GOOD Results Start to Show Soon!

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