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2024 T20 World Cup: Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as USA men’s cricket team head coach | Sporting News

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Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law has been appointed as the new head coach of the USA men’s cricket team head coach ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

For the first time in history, USA will be hosting an ICC competition. The ninth edition of the T20 World Cup will be co-hosted by the US and West Indies.

Stuart Law will take charge of the team ahead of USA’s three-match T20I series against Bangladesh which will serve as a rehearsal for the co-hosts ahead of playing at the biggest stage.

Law boasts of a distinguished coaching career having started his journey as an assistant coach in the Sri Lanka national team in 2009. He later coached Bangladesh, West Indies and English county side Middlesex. 

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What did Stuart Law say after taking charge of the USA national team?

Upon taking up the challenge of managing the national team, Law said,

It is an exciting opportunity to join USA cricket at this time. USA is one of the strongest Associate nations in the sport, and I believe that we can mould a formidable squad going ahead. The first task will be to prepare the team for the series against Bangladesh and then set our sights on our home World Cup, which will be huge.

Chairman of USA Cricket Venu Pisike was elated to welcome the veteran coach as he said, 

Stuart is one of the most accomplished coaches in the sport. He brings a lot of experience to USA Cricket with his varied assignments, particularly in developing international sides over the years. His appointment will only help the team grow to their full potential. We are excited to have Stuart on board just before the World Cup and look forward to lots of success together. We wish him all the very best.

What next for USA men’s cricket team?

USA will host Bangladesh in three T20I games on May 21, May 23 and May 25 respectively at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas.

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