New Cricket Australia high performance coach Stuart Law says he's relishing the prospect of his new multi-faceted role mentoring the next generation of Australian players.
It was announced in April that Law, who has spent the last three years on the subcontinent coaching firstly Sri Lanka and then Bangladesh, would return home to take on the high performance role with CA.
The position was created in the wake of the Argus review into Australian cricket and, speaking from CA's Centre of Excellence in Queensland, Law said he was thrilled to be returning home.
"It's nice to be home," Law said on Tuesday. "I've spent a long time away and I've enjoyed my time, it served a purpose going away.
"My wife being English we spent the last eight years living in England but the last three of that, I've been with Sri Lanka for two years and Bangladesh for 10 months. To come home, it's been a long time coming but thoroughly enjoying it so far."
Law said his influence will stretch across the entire gamut of CA's teams, and he revealed he may not get a chance to work with the Australian men's team until the end of the year.
"Immediately I'm working with the Under-19s, taking them to the World Cup which is in August and straight after that I'm off to Sri Lanka with the women (Southern Stars) to assist Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who's their coach, for the World Twenty20s," Law said.
"I may not work with the number one team until our summer out here, but having a hand in what goes on with Australian cricket at close quarters is an opportunity I can't say no to."
Law said his experience of coaching on the subcontinent was a key area of his expertise, and one he is keen to impart to Australian cricketers.
"A lot of players suffer going to the subcontinent and generally it's not a cricket thing, it's a mental thing," he said.
"It's a tough tour. If you're there for a long period of time it's very tough to get used to the culture, the way things are done.
"To have an understanding of that having lived there, knowing the culture inside and out, hopefully I can pass that information on to the players and it'll free their minds up to play good cricket.
First Posted 19 June, 2012 3:40PM AEDT