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Aussie Stuart Law to take up new Windies head coach job February 15

first_imgST JOHN’s, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday confirmed the appointment of former Australia batsman Stuart Law as head coach of the men’s team on a two-year contract.The 48-year-old Law, a former Sri Lanka and Bangladesh head coach, will formally take up the post on February 15, just weeks before West Indies face England in a three-match one-day series in the Caribbean.Media reports last month had indicated Law had agreed a deal with the WICB.He fills the post made vacant by Phil Simmons who was axed five months after leading West Indies to the capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April.We are delighted to welcome Stuart to West Indies Cricket. 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,” outgoing Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus said.“He has great experience and breadth of knowledge as a player and coach and his cross-cultural experience and winning attitude will be key assets in the development of the team.”Law played a single Test and 54 One-Day Internationals and also campaigned extensively for English counties Essex and Lancashire.Following his playing career he served in a number of coaching roles. He coached the Australia Under-19s, was head coach of state side Queensland Bulls and of Big Bash franchise Brisbane Heat.Last year he served as batting coach with the national side for the tour to Sri Lanka.Law said he was anxiously looking forward to his tenure with the Caribbean side.“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.”He is the third Australian to coach West Indies following on from Bennett King and John Dyson who both experienced troubled tenures.A WICB release said Law would be charged with gaining “improved team results while providing leadership to players and team management”.West Indies currently languish at number eight in the Test rankings and ninth in ODIs.Law is one of three top-level WICB appointments announced this month, with former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams named Director of Cricket and Englishman Johnny Grave replacing Michael Muirhead CEO.last_img read more

Nigeria Olympic Day Run Thrills Ghana, NOC/NSPAC

first_imgNigeria Sports for All Commission has praised the fitness clubs and individuals that trooped out in their hundreds to observe the 2017 Olympic Day Celebration held on Saturday 24th June 2017.Chairman of the commission, Henry Amike, said Nigerians have by their action proved that they love healthy lifestyle which can only be guaranteed through fitness and physical exercises. Amike, a former Nigerian international read the goodwill message from the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach to the appreciable crowd that gathered at the National Stadium, Lagos before taking the flag-off at 7:30 am.He pleaded with Nigerians to always be in contact with the Secretary General of the Nigeria Sports for All Commission, Augustine Odigie in order to be carried along with the day-to-day activities of the body.Meanwhile, the Ghana Sports for all Commission has commended the Nigeria Olympic Committee through the Nigeria Sports For All Commission for the peaceful conduct of the just concluded 2017 Olympic Day celebration.Secretary General of the Ghana Sports For All Commission, Mrs Agnes Abefe who was in Lagos for the celebration made the commendation after witnessing the event. Trilled by large turnout of participants despite the rains, Abefe praised the NOC for their leadership role in the development of Sports in the country by empowering the youths through the activities of the Nigeria Sports for all commission.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more