Stuart Law has been named as interim head coach of Afghanistan

Former Australian middle-order batter Stuart Law has been named as the interim head coach of the Afghanistan men’s team, the Afghanistan Cricket Board announced on Saturday. Law, who takes over from Lance Klusener, reached Chattogram to be with the Afghanistan team ahead of their white-ball series against Bangladesh.

After his tenure as a cricketer, Law took to coaching roles at different levels, the biggest of them being the batting consultant for the Australian team. After the 2011 World Cup, Law briefly acted as Sri Lanka’s interim coach before being appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh in 2011-2012. He led Bangladesh to their first Asia Cup final but stood down nine months into the job. He took over as coach of Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat in 2013. He then served as technical advisor to the Bangladesh Under-19 side at the 2016 U-19 World Cup, before taking charge as the head coach of the West Indies Cricket Team on a two-year contract.

The Afghanistan team reached Chattogram from Sylhet on Saturday after completing a week-long preparation camp. ACB officials told Cricbuzz that Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Mohammad Nabi, who are currently participating in the Pakistan Super League, will reach Chattogram on February 21.