LAHORE: Stuart Law, Australia’s interim batting mentor for Sri Lanka tour, has reportedly been the first choice for Pakistan head coach role, an Indian media report said.
According to the report, Pakistan Cricket Board has (PCB) has selected Law as their first choice to replace Waqar Younis at a Board of Governors meeting yesterday.
Shaharyar Khan, Chairman of PCB, did not reveal the chosen candidate at a media conference following the meeting, but 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 issues 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).”
Law had submitted his application for the post of coach 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.
Pakistan coach’s position has been left 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.