Stuart Law quits as Bangladesh coach

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Published: Monday, April 16, 2012, 15:09 [IST]
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Law resigns as Bangla coach

Dhaka, Apr 16: Former Australian cricketer has said he will step down as national coach of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday.

"It is a matter of great regret for us to inform you that our head coach Law has decided to resign from his post in June for family reason," BCB's media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus, told reporters.

Law played one Test and 54 one day internationals for Australia from 1994 to 1999. He joined as coach of Bangladesh in July last year replacing another Australian Jamie Siddons after signing a two year contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board.

During the span of nine months, Law ensured the team plays to their potential and helped them evolve as cricketers. Highlight being the Asia Cup in March 2012, when Bangladesh stunned the Asian giants by defeating the last year's World Cup finalists India and Sri Lanka during the league matches to ensure a berth in the final of the Asia Cup, their maiden appearance in the final.

Though they lost to Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup, their performance in the tournament was commendable as they outplayed the Asian giants and grabbed the attention of the world.

Stuart Law has decided to quit as head coach of Bangladesh cricket team citing family reasons, but is expected to be with the team till June 2012.


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