Law top choice for Pakistan’s head coach

ISLAMABAD: Former Australia player Stuart Law has reportedly been the top choice for the position of Pakistan’s head coach.

According to a private news channel, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has selected Law as its first choice to replace Waqar Younis at a Board of Governors meeting Yesterday.

Although PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan did not reveal the name of expected candidate at a media conference following the meeting, but he confirmed that the coach had been selected and would be officially revealed in the next few days.

“Former Afghanistan coach Andy Moles is the back-up as the PCB has to sort out some matters with Stuart Law because of his prior coaching commitments,” the report quoted a board member as saying.

“We don’t want to make any announcement right now until the contract is signed as we are still talking to the candidate(s),” said Khan.

Law had submitted his application for the post with the PCB before the April 25 deadline.

Law, who played one Test and 54 one-day internationals, has enjoyed success as a coach with his native Queensland side in the Sheffield Shield competition and with Essex and Lancashire in England.

The Australian has also had coaching stints with the Sri Lankan and Bangladesh teams.

The position is vacant since Waqar Younis resigned last month after the team’s poor show in the Asia Cup and World T20.

Pakistan has in the past employed several foreign coaches including Richard Pybus, Bob Woolmer, Geoff Lawson and Dav Whatmore.-APP