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Kochi yet to Decide on Geoff Lawson

Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson is high on the list of the Indian Premier League's Kochi franchise for the coach's job but the owners are yet to take a final decision on his appointment.

cricket Updated: Dec 27, 2010 00:20 IST

Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson is high on the list of the Indian Premier League's Kochi franchise for the coach's job but the owners are yet to take a final decision on his appointment.

Kerala Cricket Association secretary T.C. Mathew said that the franchise owners will take a call on the matter.

“I have been interacting with them and even though the final clearance for the coach has not been made, Lawson is very high on their list.

“Things are being deliberated and beyong that I do not have any role in such matters. With regards to the name of the team, I have suggested five names. It is ultimatly the decision of the owners,” said Mathew.

Mathew said the responsibility of the KCA is to see that they get ready the only international cricket stadium where ODI matches are being held.

“The Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at Kochi belongs to the Greater Cochin Development Authority and it is our responsibility to get it ready for the IPL matches.”