Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board’s offer to coach Pakistan.
Law is the second foreigner after former England coach Peter Moores to turn down the head coaching role for team Pakistan.
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PCB chief Shaharyar Khan confirmed to the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the former Bangladesh and Sri Lankan team coach has said that he won’t be able to join the Men in Green immediately. “Yes, there are hurdles in the way of signing on Stuart Law as head coach,” PCB chairman said while speaking to PTI.
“He had applied for a coaching position with us but he has now conveyed he is more interested in a consultant’s position and that he wouldn’t be able to join the team immediately.”
Khan also confirmed the PCB Board of Governance (BOG) unanimously picked the former Australian batsman as the first choice, with former New Zealand coach Andy Moles as the second choice.
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He also confirmed that the board is now in talks with Moles along with former Australian batsman and Pakistan Super League (PSL) inaugural edition winner Islamabad United coach Dean Jones to fill the position left vacant after the resignation of Waqar Younis. “We are now also talking to Moles and Jones although the BOG had some reservations over some candidates,” he said.
The 82-year-old further said the board wants to announce the new head coach within few days, so he can join the team for the preparation for the England tour, which is due to start later next month. “We want the new coach to join the team before the tour to England from next month,” he said. “Once the head coach is appointed we will also finalise the rest of the support staff with him,” he added.
Courtesy : Express Tribune