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LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan Cricket Board’s top choice — Australian Stuart Law — has turned down an offer to coach Pakistan, expressing his inability to join the team immediately.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said it will try to convince Law or choose from Englishman Andy Moles and Australian Test batsman Dean Jones, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI).

“Yes there are hurdles in the way of signing on Stuart Law as head coach although he is our first choice for this position,” said PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan.

“He had applied for a coaching position with us but he has now conveyed he is more interested in a consultant’s position and that he wouldn’t be able to join the team immediately,” Khan said.

Law, a former Australian Test batsman, is already signed up by Cricket Australia as a batting consultant for the tour to Sri Lanka from July to September and apparently he has told the PCB he is also not available when Pakistan tours Australia in November-December this year.

Khan admitted that finding the right person for the job had become a tedious task for the board. He also confirmed the board of governors unanimously picked Law as the first choice coach and Moles as second choice.

“We are now also talking to Moles and Jones although the BOG had reservations over some candidates,” the PCB chief said.