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'A seamless transition' - CWI president hoping to quickly recover from Law's departure

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Devandra Bishoo (left) and Windies team coach Stuart Law in a training session at Sabina Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 ahead of a Test match against Bangladesh. Law announced his resignation yesterday, to take effect January next year.

President of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dave Cameron said he is very disappointed with Stuart Law's decision to resign as head coach of the regional senior men's team.

Cameron told The Gleaner yesterday that Law's decision to quit to post comes as a major surprise to his organisation.

"We are disappointed to see him go, but we understand the situation with his family, as where he is at, and at least he had the decency to give us enough notice, and so hopefully, we will be able to get a comparable coach to step in," said Cameron.

"We have a couple of more months with him, so hopefully, we will get somebody in the interim to understudy him and try and have a seamless transition," he said.

Law will continue in his role for the upcoming away series against India and Bangladesh and will leave to join Middlesex CCC in the new year.

Law, who took over as head coach in February 2017, leaves after guiding the Test team to series wins against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and the One Day International team through the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and into the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Law also oversaw the first Windies Test match win in England for 17 years with a five-wicket win at Headingley.

Cameron added that Law has done a lot for the Windies men team since his arrival two years ago and he will certainly be missed by all.

"He has brought a lot to Windies cricket, but we have now implemented a very intricate fitness culture, and that is also playing on our performances in the new PCL (Professional Cricket League), which was introduced four years ago," Cameron said.

"We are now seeing more players coming, and more opportunities, so we do need guidance from a head coach prospective, but we are also producing more players and getting the talent pool competitive," he said.