Dhaka, June 27: Current Sri Lanka coach Stuart Law is switching loyalties after agreeing to become coach for the Bangladeshi national team. He will take over from present coach Jamie Siddons before Bangladesh's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
Law's appointment had been made public at a press conference at Dhaka on Monday. He had served as Sri Lanka's assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss since 2009 and stepped into his shoes momentarily after his predecessor quit following the World Cup 2011.
Meanwhile, Jamie Siddons' contract wasn't renewed after the World Cup. "I only need to put pen to paper. I have finalised it so the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) can tell you," Law told a loacl newspaper. "I asked SLC if they would want me to continue after November, but they couldn't confirm anything.
"I just have to go back to Sri Lanka to sort out a few things and after I spend some time with my family, I will join the Bangladesh team. I'm not sure if it'll be two weeks or ten days before the tour to Zimbabwe," Law said.
Earlier on the England tour, Law, a former Australia batsman, had made known his desire to take over the Sri Lankan job on a full-time basis.