Stuart Law

Stuart Law most likely to replace Waqar Younis as Pakistan’s head coach

Former Australia cricketer Stuart Law is the preferred choice to take over as Pakistan’s new head coach, according to reports.

The Board of Governor’s met in Lahore on Tuesday and confirmed Law as the frontrunner for the job while former Australia coach Andy Mole’s application has been kept as a back-up.

Law is currently acting as Australia’s interim batting mentor for the Sri Lanka tour in July-August. He submitted his application for the post of coach with the Pakistan Cricket Board before the April 25 deadline.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan did not reveal the chosen candidate at a media conference following the meeting, but confirmed a coach had been selected and would be officially unveiled later this week.

While PTI quoted a source from the PCB Board of Governors confirming Law as the unanimous choice.

“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.”

Law, who played one Test and 54 internationals for Australia, has previously coached Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the top level and more recently Queensland and the Brisbane Heat.

The Pakistan head coach position has been left vacant since Waqar Younis resigned after a poor performance at the ICC World T20 in India last month.

Pakistan’s next assignment is a tour of England in July, where they will play four Tests, five ODIs and one Twenty20 international.

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