MUSCAT: Oman and its ever-improving cricket infrastructure continue to attract global attention with yet another high profile cricketer who will be visiting the Sultanate this week.
Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson will be arriving in the Sultanate on August 7 on a three-day visit that will involve a review of Oman Cricket’s state-of-the-art facilities in Al Amerat which feature two turf grounds and a full-fledged cricket academy.
Lawson, who represented Australia in the 80s took 180 wickets in 46 Tests, was one of the coaches of the FairBreak Global XI, comprising players from 11 different countries that competed against Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI in a match held on May 30 at Wormsley Park in London to mark the annual Day of Gender Equality. Representing FairBreak Global XI, Oman Cricket Women’s Coordinator Vaishali Jesrani was the only Omani player invited to participate in the high profile international event.
Lawson, who took over the reins Bob Woolmer as Pakistan coach in 2007, leading the team to the ICC World T20 final, will be taken around the Al Amerat facility by senior Oman Cricket officials.