Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stuart Law is the new coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team

Former Australian cricketer, Stuart Law, has been appointed as the new head coach of Bangladesh cricket team. He will succeed his compatriot Jamie Siddons for a two-year contract.

BCB’s media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus, confirmed Law’s appointment as the new coach at a hurriedly called press conference.

Before his promotion to the head coach, he had served as Sri Lanka’s assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss since 2009. Later, he was given the charge of a team on a temporary basis especially for England tour.

Stuart Law will join the Bangladesh cricket team after his England tour with Sri Lankan cricket team. If he cannot join the team before Zimbabwe tour then he will join the team directly there.

He may not join the team before the tour as Bangladesh will leave for South Africa on July 18 to play a practice match. However, Bangladesh cricket team will visit Zimbabwe for almost a month where they will play a Test and five ODIs.

Forty-two year old Stuart Law has played 1 Test and 54 one-day internationals. It is thought that Bangladesh cricket team will be rejuvenated under his coaching. He is aiming to improve Bangladesh’s ranking. Currently, Bangladesh is holding the ninth position.

According to the terms and conditions of the agreement, Law will not be able to join the IPL or any other T20 tournaments. He will not be able to do any other job during his coaching career with Bangladesh.