Stuart Law has resigned as head coach of the Windies men's cricket team – effective January 2019 – to take up a new role at Middlesex.
In his 19-month tenure at the helm of the Windies team, Law oversaw Test series wins over Zimbabwe and Bangladesh as well as the team's memorable win against England in Leeds last year. Earlier in 2018, Law ensured Windies' participation in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup after finishing runners-up to Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup Qualifier.
Law will leave his role at the beginning of January and will continue to coach the side in the series in India and Bangladesh later this year.
Talking about his departure, Law said: "I have had to make the difficult decision to leave my role of Head Coach with CWI. It has been very enjoyable, and I believe we have made tremendous strides forward as a team during the past two years.
"I would like to thank the players, staff and the fans for their support over this period, I have appreciated it greatly. I will be taking a role with Middlesex CCC which will keep me close to my family, whilst continuing within the cricket family. I wish the players and staff of CWI every success in the future.”
Chief executive of Cricket West Indies, Johnny Grave, was disappointed but also understanding of Law's decision. He said: "I am disappointed that Stuart is leaving as I believe that we have made real progress under his leadership. I know it was a difficult decision for him and that ultimately the opportunity to work in England, where his family is now based, was a major factor in his decision. We will start the process to appoint a new Head Coach immediately."
Law joins the Middlesex set-up after a disappointing year for the county when they failed to win promotion to Division One of the County Championship.
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