West Indies has roped in former Australia batsman Stuart Law as their head coach.

The 48-year-old, who had coached Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, has signed a two-year deal with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The team is currently without a head coach since Phil Simmons got sacked in September last year.

The right-handed batsman had played just a solitary Test for his national team but enjoyed a highly successful career with Queensland, Essex, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Expressing his delight over taking the post, Law said:

“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,” added Law who has also played 54 ODIs for Australia.

The retired player now joins a new-look West Indies team, headed by director of cricket Jimmy Adams and chairman of selectors Courtney Browne.

Outgoing director of cricket at the WICB, Richard Pybus said Law has an exciting team to work with with.

“He comes at an exciting and critical time in the development of the West Indies men’s team, with the emergence of some outstanding young talent, as seen in the most recent Test series against Pakistan,” Pybus said.

Meanwhile, Law’s first objective will be to ensure that his team finish the September 2017 deadline as the top eight ranked team in order to secure a direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup. West Indies is currently ranked ninth in the ODI rankings and if they fail to secure a top eight finish by September, they’ll be forced to enter a 10-team qualifying tournament in Bangladesh in 2018.

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