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Stuart Law: "The West Indies are a team on the up"

Newly-appointed West Indies coach Stuart Law has said a conversation with his predecessor Phil Simmons helped convince him he had made the right decision to link up with the Caribbean side. Law was last week confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as the new men's senior team coach on a two-year contract, and will formally assume duties next month ahead of England's one-day tour.

In a recent chance meeting in the United Arab Emirates, Law said Simmons had nothing but praise for the quality attitude of players in the Caribbean.

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Bangladesh superstar Imrul Kayes hoping to regain fitness ahead of India Test

Left-handed batsman Imrul Kayes is working hard to get fit in time for Bangladesh's one-off Test against India next month in Hyderabad. The opener stood as wicketkeeper in place of injured Mushfiqur Rahim in the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington and then opened the Bangladesh innings.

Going for a quick run in the second innings, the 29-year-old batsman pulled a muscle on his left thigh which was later diagnosed as a small tear.

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West Indian legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul joins Lancashire on Kolpak Contract

Former West Indies Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will return to Lancashire for this years County season, the north England cricket club has announced.

The 42-year-old last played for Lancashire in 2010 but with the departure of several experienced batsmen in recent seasons, the club has turned to Chanderpaul in order to strengthen their batting department.

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Stuart Law appointed new Head Coach of West Indies

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian, Stuart Law as Head Coach for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team.

In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Stuart was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team to Sri Lanka in 2016. Before that he was part of the coaching staff for Bangladesh Under 19, Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat and had stints as High Performance Coach for Cricket Australia and head coach for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh senior teams.

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Wriddhiman Saha hits double century to win Irani Trophy for Rest of India

Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha staked his claim for a call-up to the national Test side, striking his maiden double century to help Rest of India (ROI) beat Ranji Champions Gujarat by six wickets and clinch the Irani Cup at the Brabourne Stadium here on Tuesday.

Chasing 379 for victory, ROI were in trouble at 63/4 before Saha (203 not out) and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara, who remained unbeaten on 116 forged a 316-run fifth wicket stand to help the team clinch their 15th title.

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