Sri Lanka news June 27, 2011

Law to take over as Bangladesh coach

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Bangladesh have announced that Stuart Law will be their next coach, succeeding Jamie Siddons, whose contract wasn't renewed after the World Cup. Law, currently Sri Lanka's interim coach, will quit that position after the five-match ODI series against England and will join the Bangladesh team in mid-July in Dhaka, prior to their tour of Zimbabwe.

"Stuart Law was far ahead on our shortlist for a new coach. He has been appointed the head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team for two years starting from July 1," Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman Jalal Yunus told AFP. "It's not only his experience as a coach - his strong leadership abilities were a factor in our decision to make him head coach."

Law - whose appointment was announced at a press conference in Dhaka on Monday - had served as Sri Lanka's assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss since 2009 and took charge of the team on a temporary basis, specifically for the tour of England, after Bayliss stepped down post the 2011 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 Dhaka-based daily Prothom Alo. "I asked SLC if they would want me to continue after November but they couldn't confirm anything so I told them that I won't continue after the UK tour. The most important thing for me is job security."

Yunus confirmed that Law would take up the Bangladesh job after Sri Lanka's England tour ended. "After that it will take a couple of weeks to complete the formalities before he joins the Bangladesh team in mid-July," he said.

Earlier during the Test leg of the England tour, Law had expressed his keenness to take over the Sri Lankan job on a full-time basis. "At this stage it's a wonderful opportunity to work with one of the best teams in the world so, yes, I am keen," he had said. "I've got this tour to show what I'm capable of."

However, the uncertainty about his future with Sri Lanka meant that the Bangladesh offer became one he could not refuse. "He told us after the Twenty20 game in Bristol that he was going to Bangladesh," said Thilina Kandamby, Sri Lanka's stand-in captain. "We enjoyed working with him, especially here in England because he played a lot of cricket in this country and gave us good advice."

One of Marvan Atapattu (batting coach), Ruwan Kalpage (fielding coach) and Champaka Ramanayake (bowling coach) was expected to take over from Law on a temporary basis.

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  • POSTED BY Sampath_KCS on | June 30, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    SLC Cricket pundits may have thought that Law's appointment was only a gratitude gesture for dropping the crucial Gususinghe catch at world cup finals in 1996.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | June 30, 2011, 9:13 GMT

    @Man007 i dnt think we have only three players to compete at the intnl stage . but how far i remember at once India was one man show & tht is the legend Sachin Tendulkar but today they are at the top.Inshallah we go far away frm yr expection.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | June 30, 2011, 9:08 GMT

    @MeowCat ....u cant say like this. think abt the history.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | June 30, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    whoever may be the coach , but at the end of the day result will be the same...you cannot win matches with three players - one good all rounder and a decent opener and an average medium pacer - rest of them are not good enough to play even 2nd division clubs in England.

  • POSTED BY goldeneye075 on | June 30, 2011, 2:08 GMT

    royramesh :: you say you know about current method and yet again questions abfut the support staff Law has .. LOL Again any person can be at any profession for long as long can be but it does not say any thing about the ability or the knowledge in that subject matter, LOL . You may have some personal matters with Mr. Law but try to be professional , on this matter. What ever coaches come up with or any kind of new ideas , to check the validity takes time.. anyhow I dont think the srilankan Main Coach or his assistant might have shared his coaching method with anyone else.. :-) any one can tell that he introduced this and that , but in reallity there are many hidden parts that no one will revilel.

  • POSTED BY BeCalmAndSupportEngland on | June 30, 2011, 1:48 GMT

    lol, Ganguly can watch but he can't coach, give mohammad akram a chance

  • POSTED BY on | June 29, 2011, 23:23 GMT

    bringing in coaches won't solve the problem unless our 1st class cricket is sorted.

  • POSTED BY MeowCat on | June 29, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    benzim@ no im not indian,i don't think Bangladesh cricket is going anywhere,I think Ireland deserve MUCH better than what they are getting now.

  • POSTED BY royramesh on | June 29, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    GOLDENEYE075: YOU SAID "if I am aware of the current coaching method". I AM A LEVEL TWO ECB COACH WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF CRICKET COACHING SO I SHOULD KNOW OF "CURRENT COACHING METHOD". I ONLY SOUGHT TO POINT OUT THE FACTS OF STUART LAW'S WORK IN SL. HE INTRODUCED NOTHING NEW TO THE SQUAD IN HIS TIME HERE. THE COACHING TEAM INCL MARVAN WAS SELECTED AND APPOINTED BY SLC. WHY DID THEY APPOINT A BATTING COACH IF LAW WAS THERE? I HAVE FOLLOWED LAW'S CAREER CLOSELY IN ENGLAND AND HE WAS NEVER A TEAM MAN. HE LOST OUT IN HIS BATTLES WITH ESSEX CAPTAIN AND LEFT INSTEAD OF REMAINING LOYAL TO ESSEX, HE THEN LEFT LANCS IN A CLOUD FOR DERBY AND THEN SUDDENLY GOT THE SLC JOB WITH NO COACHING EXPERIENCE AND A QUESTIONABLE TEAM WORKING BACKGROUND. I STILL FAIL TO SEE WHAT HE OFFERED TO BRING TO SL THAT ROY DIAS (ICC ASSOC NATIONAL COACH) OR CHANDIKA HATHURASINGHA (LEVEL 3 COACH ) COULD NOT HAVE BROUGHT. BANGLA FANS I LOVE YOUR CRICKET BUT I WORRY FOR YOU.

  • POSTED BY McAdnan on | June 29, 2011, 4:13 GMT

    Bangladesh now specially needs a special batting coach because of their inconsistent batting. I think BCB now should approach someone like Ganguly for the betterment in batting department. They should also appoint a bowling coach.

  • POSTED BY Sampath_KCS on | June 30, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    SLC Cricket pundits may have thought that Law's appointment was only a gratitude gesture for dropping the crucial Gususinghe catch at world cup finals in 1996.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | June 30, 2011, 9:13 GMT

    @Man007 i dnt think we have only three players to compete at the intnl stage . but how far i remember at once India was one man show & tht is the legend Sachin Tendulkar but today they are at the top.Inshallah we go far away frm yr expection.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | June 30, 2011, 9:08 GMT

    @MeowCat ....u cant say like this. think abt the history.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | June 30, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    whoever may be the coach , but at the end of the day result will be the same...you cannot win matches with three players - one good all rounder and a decent opener and an average medium pacer - rest of them are not good enough to play even 2nd division clubs in England.

  • POSTED BY goldeneye075 on | June 30, 2011, 2:08 GMT

    royramesh :: you say you know about current method and yet again questions abfut the support staff Law has .. LOL Again any person can be at any profession for long as long can be but it does not say any thing about the ability or the knowledge in that subject matter, LOL . You may have some personal matters with Mr. Law but try to be professional , on this matter. What ever coaches come up with or any kind of new ideas , to check the validity takes time.. anyhow I dont think the srilankan Main Coach or his assistant might have shared his coaching method with anyone else.. :-) any one can tell that he introduced this and that , but in reallity there are many hidden parts that no one will revilel.

  • POSTED BY BeCalmAndSupportEngland on | June 30, 2011, 1:48 GMT

    lol, Ganguly can watch but he can't coach, give mohammad akram a chance

  • POSTED BY on | June 29, 2011, 23:23 GMT

    bringing in coaches won't solve the problem unless our 1st class cricket is sorted.

  • POSTED BY MeowCat on | June 29, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    benzim@ no im not indian,i don't think Bangladesh cricket is going anywhere,I think Ireland deserve MUCH better than what they are getting now.

  • POSTED BY royramesh on | June 29, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    GOLDENEYE075: YOU SAID "if I am aware of the current coaching method". I AM A LEVEL TWO ECB COACH WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF CRICKET COACHING SO I SHOULD KNOW OF "CURRENT COACHING METHOD". I ONLY SOUGHT TO POINT OUT THE FACTS OF STUART LAW'S WORK IN SL. HE INTRODUCED NOTHING NEW TO THE SQUAD IN HIS TIME HERE. THE COACHING TEAM INCL MARVAN WAS SELECTED AND APPOINTED BY SLC. WHY DID THEY APPOINT A BATTING COACH IF LAW WAS THERE? I HAVE FOLLOWED LAW'S CAREER CLOSELY IN ENGLAND AND HE WAS NEVER A TEAM MAN. HE LOST OUT IN HIS BATTLES WITH ESSEX CAPTAIN AND LEFT INSTEAD OF REMAINING LOYAL TO ESSEX, HE THEN LEFT LANCS IN A CLOUD FOR DERBY AND THEN SUDDENLY GOT THE SLC JOB WITH NO COACHING EXPERIENCE AND A QUESTIONABLE TEAM WORKING BACKGROUND. I STILL FAIL TO SEE WHAT HE OFFERED TO BRING TO SL THAT ROY DIAS (ICC ASSOC NATIONAL COACH) OR CHANDIKA HATHURASINGHA (LEVEL 3 COACH ) COULD NOT HAVE BROUGHT. BANGLA FANS I LOVE YOUR CRICKET BUT I WORRY FOR YOU.

  • POSTED BY McAdnan on | June 29, 2011, 4:13 GMT

    Bangladesh now specially needs a special batting coach because of their inconsistent batting. I think BCB now should approach someone like Ganguly for the betterment in batting department. They should also appoint a bowling coach.

  • POSTED BY goldeneye075 on | June 29, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    @royramesh : first of all what ever the results that we got , we should appreciate the good work done by anyone. For my point of view he did a good job, as we lost the first test our cricketers showed "some" sort of character during the next 2 test matches. We should admit that although our cricketers have the talent, they are far from been a world beaters. As most(ALL) of the cricketers where brought up in flat/spinning wickets, players can not cope up the seaming conditions. adaptability does not come overnight (LOL). If he were given a good run we could have seen whether he is good or a normal coach. Secondly coaching is not a ONE MAN show (as sri lankan govnment) , it is a collective combination, if you are aware of the current coaching method you might get an idea about these things !!! In this demanding world job security is a must, and every one has the right to do that. Most foreign coaches does a good job compared to most SL coachers, who always has his favorites. LOL

  • POSTED BY hyclass on | June 29, 2011, 0:50 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh on an excellent signing.Law has always been businesslike,forthright and calm in his approach,which lets everyone know where they stand and is to their advantage.With so much in world cricket in flux,his mix of adaptability,traditional work ethic,insight and man management will be invaluable.He receives a great deal of respect as a player,having played for his country and as a pro in county cricket and was fortunate that his career involved the dawn of professionalism here in australia.I believe he brings alot to the table, as a cricketer,leader,having captained successfully and more importantly,understanding the structures that support success.I wish both he and the Bangladesh team,every success.

  • POSTED BY xylo on | June 28, 2011, 19:39 GMT

    I believe Bangladesh will do good with a coach who can connect to them on a regional basis... a coach of Indian/Pakistani background who can slot in seamlessly and can make them work hard. Someone of the calibre of Wasim Akram or Kapil Dev who are known to be extremely committed players will command a lot of respect and commitment from their players.

  • POSTED BY stormy16 on | June 28, 2011, 18:53 GMT

    Something like this was on the cards after yet another "interim" appointment. I am sure we can all manage to understand that you cannot work on an 'interim" basis - I know I wouldnt so why would Law. If SLC think people will wait for them to make decisions - well they know the answer now. This is a team that has done really well and SLC can learn from Bangladesh here.

  • POSTED BY Rezaul on | June 28, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Welcome to the most challenging job Mr Law. I have been a fan of you since the historic world cup match between aus and WI at Mohali in ยด96 where all the 4 greats (waugh brothers, Taylor, Ponting) were back for only 15 runs on board against WI. Ambrose, Walsh, Bishop were bowling dream spells. But you Mr. Law along with Bevan stood firm and refuse to surrender at bouncy pacy Mohali, eventually posted a respectable score which was defended narrowly by warne, Mcgrath, and co. I want you to inject same type of character and mind set to the talented Bangladesh side. Good luck to you and wish you a huge success on your new job.

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | June 28, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    Cant even afford for 2 nd rated coach, How SLC going to bring young cricketers. They should Mahela as a Coach and players.that will do the best

  • POSTED BY QTS_ on | June 28, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    What is the deal with the corruption in the SLC? Cricket boards are considerably richer than most institutions in the subcontinent, so it is expected for corruption to be more prevalent there. Enlightenment on the SLC case sought.

  • POSTED BY royramesh on | June 28, 2011, 14:57 GMT

    GOLDENEYE075, WHAT GOOD WORK DID LAW DO AS AN ASST OR INTERIM COACH? HE CARRIED ON FROM TREVOR BAYLISS AND WENT AS ALL FOREIGN COACHES DID USING SL COACHING JOBS TO MOVE ON TO BETTER PASTURES. SL BATTING IS AS BAD AS BEFORE, IF NOT WORSE; THE BOWLING EXCEPT FOR LAKMAL ( WHO EMERGED UNDER LAW'S PREDECESSOR) IS INCONSISTENT AND THE FIELDING GOT WORSE UNDER LAW DESPITE SANGA AND LAW ASKING SLC TO PAY FOR AUSSIE FIELDING/BASEBALL COACHES TO HELP SL FIELDING. WASN'T THAT LAW'S JOB TO DO? HE SHOULDVE BEEN GRATEFUL TO SLC FOR GIVING HIM HIS FIRST COACHING JOB WITH NO EXPERIENCE AND REMAINED TO NOVEMBER. "JOB SECURITY " IS HIS PRIORITY ALRIGHT. LAW ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER NUMBER ONE!

  • POSTED BY danuk87 on | June 28, 2011, 9:43 GMT

    @Parthi_nava srilanka don't depend on murali or jayasuriya, we have won so many matches without them

  • POSTED BY JVRG on | June 28, 2011, 8:32 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh Stuart Law...!!!

  • POSTED BY cric4zh on | June 28, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    @all IND FANS: we will wait and see eht gonna be happen whern most of indians best will retired from this lovely game such like tendulkar,dravid,zahir khan......

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | June 28, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    @ MeowCat if you are an Indian then nothing to say on yr comment. I dnt rteally understand why you ppl always understimate othrs but yes thr are some ppl who are not like you. India has legend like Sachin ,Gavaskar,Kapil,Ravi Shasthri,Rahud Dravid ,MS & we do hv respect fr them. please try to respect others & you will get respect wz reply then.

    I agree with the comment abt CURATORS . I hp new coach will tk this wz the priority.

    Welcome Mr. Law in Bangladesh & we hope the best frm you & accordingly boyz will bring effective result fr the country under your guidence.

  • POSTED BY randika_ayya on | June 28, 2011, 4:20 GMT

    Good luck to Stuart Law! Thank you for serving Sri Lanka cricket along with Trevor Bayliss. We need an aggressive coach, who cannot be influenced by politics. And that unfortunately means a foreign coach! someone in the mould of Stephen Fleming should be perfect!

  • POSTED BY goldeneye075 on | June 28, 2011, 1:38 GMT

    I think S. Law did a pretty good job under T. Bayliss , and as an interim coach. We do appreciate it and would like to wish him good luck.

  • POSTED BY dulabhai on | June 28, 2011, 0:02 GMT

    Good luck and best wishes to the Tigers...and Stu..

  • POSTED BY Munkeymomo on | June 27, 2011, 23:41 GMT

    Stuart Law was a quality pro and a very intelligent cricketer. His first stint as coach may not have been as successful as he would have liked but Sri Lanka didn't do that bad in the test series bar one session. The bowling did look weak at times, but with so little experience (especially in English conditions) I don't think that is such a big deal. Lakmal has a lot of potential, his bowling in the T20 was awesome. Back on topic, I think Law could do a grand job for Bangladesh. Played a lot of cricket in his time and is held in high regard by a lot of the cricketing world. I hope he can do really good things for Bangladesh... All the best Stu and BD.

  • POSTED BY Parthi_nava on | June 27, 2011, 22:30 GMT

    @SLfan - What to do MR.SLfan we have enough bench strength that even without our main team, we are able to win the Matches. But you guys still dpending on Murali and jayasuriya. Please try to solve the plotics within ur team and then u can start criticising others :)

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 21:09 GMT

    Bring some Law and order to bd cricket :)

  • POSTED BY cricket_for_all on | June 27, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    Please we don't need a Sri Lankan coach for SL (There will lot more politics then) even though we have good coaches. I like to get a bowling coach like Akram or Pollack (He is good choice for even coach) as well to improve our fast bowlers. We may need get people like Pollack, S or M Waugh, Ganguly, etc... for our coaches.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 19:24 GMT

    Good that Sri Lanka let him go. He is not that good. We saw it from the England test matches. The way he manage the team is really bad. Hope he will do well with the new team. |Good luck! But we should not forget the service he done under the main coach.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    I wish you good luck in Bangladesh. I hope you will do the best for Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY SLfan on | June 27, 2011, 17:02 GMT

    Look at the comment of Sehwagologist...!! It shows that how much Indians care about Sri Lanka cricket, how much they concern of even a very small thing happens in our cricket...LOL...In almost every article which are related to Sri Lanka, we can see that lots of Indians commenting in very rude manner just like Sehwagologist...Dear Indians, you don't need to be bothered about these small things happen in this small Island..Instead you can concentrate on finding some talents like just say, to match with our Murali or even a solid allrounder who can keep their place consistently in the team...

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | June 27, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    we need a quality coach who will be allowed to do his job without the usual BS politics from above..we need another australian/south african to continue to instill discipline in the team and also not allow a home coach to come in and be influenced by political parties...most countries would have a replacement in place but that seems like it is too much organisation for our board..

  • POSTED BY cricket_for_all on | June 27, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    One of the stupid mistake made by SLC. They don't have time to tell Mr. Law weather they will appoint Mr. Law as coach or not. SLC is working on their bonuses not in SL cricket. Congrats Mr. Law where you go for your success.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    Its interesting that Bangladesh seems after Sri Lankan coaches.. from Dav Watmore, Champaka, Ruwan all worked in Bangladesh not too long ago and now Stuar Law. For many years, Bangladesh's age based cricket teams were coached by Sri Lankan ( Carlos, Fernando) and Bangladesh's Football league champion is also coached by a Sri Lankan. Some connection!!

  • POSTED BY sanath007 on | June 27, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    SL cricket board is ruining cricket...soooo sad

  • POSTED BY Sageleaf on | June 27, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    I think we will be better team with a foreign coach. I'm sorry; no offence to any Sri Lankan ex- cricketers who are trying to break in as head coach but our mentality is not strong enough to get thing done at the top level. Marvan might be a great coach but my issue is will he or any other be allow to do a good job by administrators? I believe "No". We have come a long way with a foreign coach and it has been good for cricket of Sri Lanka. So it's better to get a no nonsense coach and move forward and expect the unexpected. We have become runners up in 3 world cup tournaments and its time to focus and make it one more time and be the champs soon. I know we can do it and nothing is impossible!

  • POSTED BY Mitsui on | June 27, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    @Sehwagologist: Your mom loves Sri Lanka cricket & Marvan Atapattu

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 15:07 GMT

    It's a great news. Hope he can give something to the BD team....

  • POSTED BY royramesh on | June 27, 2011, 15:07 GMT

    "HIS EXPERIENCE AS A COACH." WHAT EXPERIENCE? LAW WAS PARACHUTED INTO THE SL ASST COACH POST WHEN PAUL FARBRACE LEFT. HE DID NOT APPLY FOR IT NOR WAS HE SHORTLISTED. ONLY HIS EX COLLEAGUE AT LANCASHIRE (MURALI) SPOKE FOR HIM. HE HAD NO COACHING CV UP TO THEN. AS AN ASST HE CARRIED ON THE EXCELLENT SYSTEM THAT TREVOR PENNY AND FARBRACE PUT IN PLACE. INDEED HE WAS AN EXCELLENT PRACTICE MANAGER AND GOT ON WELL WITH THE TEAM. BUT AS A NATIONAL COACH HE IS NEITHER QUALIFIED OR EXPERIENCED. SLC, FOR A CHANGE, WAS CORRECT TO LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR A WISE AND EXPERIENCED NATIONAL COACH. LAW TRIED TO FORCE THEIR HAND BUT FAILED! GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    Mr. Law,Welcome to Bangladesh. All Bangladeshi cricket fans around the world are delighted to hear that you became Bangladesh new Coach. Besides, we shouldn't forget Jimmie Siddons who did wonderful job for Bangladesh. I think that Bangladesh needs good CURATORS for take care its pitches. BCB should hire them from England, Australia or S. Africa. Its time to give the opportunity to tigers to play on GOOD and SPORTING pitch at its own country. I don't think that Bangladeshi CURATORS are able to make good pitches for Cricket. So BCB should take immediate steps to bring CURATORS from foreign country and train its own Curators. Bangladeshi Players should know that only a high PROFILE coach wouldn't able to do the job until the player can apply coach's plan on game. So I hope that BD players will able to execute the coach plan perfectly on the game. They have to show the respect to BANGLADESH. THEY HAVE TO PROVE THAT THEY PLAY FOR BANGLADESH. Good Luck! Bangladesh and Mr. Law.

  • POSTED BY indianzen on | June 27, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    I don't whats going on in SLC, you hear a lot of bad news suddenly... Cost cutting, change in the coach, Sanga reluctant for captaincy, Loosing test matches with out the real fight, suddenly bring up Jayasuriya into the squad, Malinga reluctant for test matches... Administration is a complete failure... and being an India, I expect much much more from a neighbor...

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    Hope Bangladesh would do well under Stuart Law

  • POSTED BY MeowCat on | June 27, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    Bangladesh is a terrible team.They have the young but they dont have the talent,only Al Hasan has the ability.Nobody else.Law should've gone to Ireland instead.BD cricket has no future.

  • POSTED BY A_HTIMAN on | June 27, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    Good Luck Mr. Law. Hope BD will have enourmopus benifits from him. Sorry to hear that SL is missing him. What to do

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | June 27, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    This is a much better choice than the South African Barnes. Good luck Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY MMHabib on | June 27, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Congrats! This is a good decision. I think Stuart Law can bear out the Magic moments of Bangladesh Cricket.........

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    Stewart Law is considerably a good pick by BCB, Marvan Atapattu could b preferable one for batting coach if the rumor is r8. But in the Bowling section it should b a good known individual such as Makhaya Ntiny, Demien Fleming or Venkatesh Prasad

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | June 27, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    As an Aussie-Bangalee (Bangladesh born living in Australia), I'm very happy to see an Australian is going to be BD TIGERS coach. I wish him and BD team all the best. Cheers.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 13:27 GMT

    good job !!!hope that Stuart Law can make a good impact on Bangladesh cricket.remind it,our expectation is huge!!!!

  • POSTED BY Lahori_Munde on | June 27, 2011, 13:26 GMT

    Goodluck mate!! You need all the luck now that you can get..

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 13:15 GMT

    Good Deal for bangla.. He wouldve gained a lot of exposure in coaching an asian team and im sure bangla will benifit( i sincerely hope they do) Bangladesh really needs o improve its Game because their A teams and Under 19 teams are actually pretty Good so i see no reason why they cannot take that to the next level under a proper coach.. All the best bangla :)

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    Sri Lanka & Bangladesh were going to be the best!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    Law, Welcome to Tiger Cricket! Bring some laws here as well.

  • POSTED BY CricSare on | June 27, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    He will lift the Bangladesh cricket to another level for sure.he is calm and talented.wish him good luck with Bangladesh for a good future in cricket.~wishes form SL~

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    hmmmmmmm another aussie coach...................... i am afraid.................... hope senior players can continue to play.........

  • POSTED BY Cannuck on | June 27, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    @ chandau, sinaha & others: I totally agree we have great homegrown coaches, who do so well out side our country. But therein lies the issue. I believe they do well because they are not handled by the SLC & other politicos we have at home. I don't think money is an issue, as they (SL coaches) would love to lead their own countries paid less than a foreign coach, but the issue is they will be played like a fiddle or piped piper, buy the messed up SLC governors. Also all kinds of people will approach them to get their players a chance, which I think is less or impossible with a foreign coach. i.e look what they did to Hathurusinghe, arguably the best candidate we had groomed. All we need is inside fighting between coaches & boards, when we need to find better, & talented players to replace out going legends. For this alone, I support a foreign coach. But then again, I think the foreign coaches are also aware of the jokers & puppets in SLC & tired of them. Sad days ahead for SL cricket!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    good bat dada is very good

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    congrats! Hope bd will improve further!! So, let's see!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    Bring Hathuru sighe back!!!! Lanka time for a local Coach!!!

  • POSTED BY EVH316 on | June 27, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    Interesting appointment; Law appears to have shown his perfect credentials for the job in coaching Sri Lanka to their 1-0 defeat to England in the Test series. Play pretty well for most of the series, lose it due an hour of utter stupidity. Sound like any team we know? More seriously, I think he can give the Bangla players a decent idea of how to bat time, which is the lesson they seem to have skipped. I hope he can make them more competitive, as I like Bangladesh cricket`s spirit; ally it to a bit of steel and I think they could compete with WI, NZ. Which is plenty to hope for in the next four-five years.

  • POSTED BY WTEH on | June 27, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    Wish you all the best Stuart. I guess it is time for SL to make stance too. We had our share of international coaches. Now it is time to find one of our own. There are plenty of talent. Just pick a good candidate. And may be BCSL might able to save some money too!!!!

  • POSTED BY Sinaha on | June 27, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    Bring back Hathurusignha for the job. Don't need foreign coaches, we have the talent.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    HOPE ALL GOING WELL FOR BANGLADESH CRICKET.............................

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | June 27, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    SL cricket really blossomed during Whatmore era......... i wonder appointment of an interim coach is not gonna help at this stage for future SL cricket, so go for a long term coach...........I love SL cricket !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    Very Good decision of BCB. Hope Law will give a lot to BD Cricket. Welcome Mr. Stuart Law to Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY rajithwijepura on | June 27, 2011, 10:37 GMT

    Another failure of SLC administrators. As a srilankan I really cannot think what our SLC administrators think. "Muppets, headed by a Joker" it really is at the moment.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 10:34 GMT

    Hope he can give something 2 BD from his International experience which he gained from a world class team like SL

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    We wish Mr. Law to lead Bangladesh Cricket team to reach on a new height; to 7/8 th position in Test and ODI ranking. Good Luck.

  • POSTED BY Gordo85 on | June 27, 2011, 10:01 GMT

    I said awhile ago that he would be a perfect fit for Bangladesh if he didn't get the Australian job. I am so pleased that he is going to help Bangladesh to become not a bad cricket team.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | June 27, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    Hope this is a solid one .

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 9:56 GMT

    congrats Stuart Law and good wish to bd team, hope he will focus on consistency of bd team, not only few win in a few series or in year............

  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | June 27, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    Dont understand why all srilankan coaches always scape to bangladesh job. As once Ruwan Kalpage,Champaka Ramanayake also left the srilankan job and joined bangladesh team for a long time. All the best to LAW I think he is going to have good time.

  • POSTED BY Max169 on | June 27, 2011, 9:21 GMT

    Hope Law will bring some qualitative improvement in the performance of bangldesh players.. a bit more consistency ... more positive attitude... and most of all more wins!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    well well well.... finally we got our national coach. actually we were looking for a coach who will similar to Jamie Siddons... as much i know..Stuart Law is perfect for this position. now wait & see how well hie is..... All the best Bangladesh cricket team & Stuart Law .............

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 9:13 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh Mr. Law........But I think it will be one of the tough assignments of your life. But we hope you can cope with the situation and help our team to be one of the finest team of the world cricket......

  • POSTED BY howizzat on | June 27, 2011, 9:13 GMT

    Will it make any difference to the team?

  • POSTED BY Sabbir007 on | June 27, 2011, 9:12 GMT

    Another Australian! Whatever, we can just expect from our new coach that, he will never accept any grouping of senior and junior in the team! And judge all the players equally!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 9:00 GMT

    Wel come St. Law in Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | June 27, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    Good appointment, will respect Siddons' legacy but has the added international experience to build on it. Hopefully Bangladesh give him their full support

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    Welcome Stuart Law!! Hope you will be able to make TIGERS more confident with application of the basics and I'm sure that makes the difference!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY SHEAIKH on | June 27, 2011, 8:49 GMT

    Well come to BANGLADESH Mr. Law............

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    What a blessing this really is for Bangladesh! A tough cookie is Law, will serve good for the players, maybe not the egotistic BCB though =)!

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | June 27, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    as usual the sl cricket board continue to mess people around and dont really care that that their stupidity hurts SL cricket....

  • POSTED BY Sudu_putha on | June 27, 2011, 8:39 GMT

    Bad move.. Bangaladesh is not a team u want to be a coach.. They never improve.. they just stay in the same level,,,, Stuard u sould have stayed with us

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    Welcome Law to Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY chandau on | June 27, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    Hmm there is a dearth of quality coaches in the international arena nowas most prefer to be "at home" given the amount of travelling involved with cricket these days. Unless there is continuity it is difficult to teams to perform. May be high time SL look at a home grown coaching team like Roy Dias and Rumesh Rathnayake who are already doing wonders in other countries. The issue has always been money! the powers that be dont want to pay the same rates to locals they pay to foreigners, hence we lose some of our best to other countries.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    utter waste...... whatmore is d best

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    Good 1 !!!Lets hope he delivers !

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 7:51 GMT

    good move! good Luck! hopefully he wont bring discrimination n favortism like siddons did....

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    Welcome to our 'SONAR BANGLA'... Hope u bring the good news, Bangadesh own the T20 Worldcup 2012, that every Bangladeshi want from you. So, best of luck......

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    Mr. Law knew he would asked to Go so he decided to 'quit'. Especially after he said that 'England was the best team in the world', SLC grew suspicious of him!

  • POSTED BY McAdnan on | June 27, 2011, 7:36 GMT

    Its a good news that Stuart Law is coming to Bangladesh, who is really very experienced in the county and we Bangladeshis hope that he will lead Bangladesh to a greater height.

  • POSTED BY Has6265 on | June 27, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    hmmm here we go agian! SLC, can i be the coach??? i swear i wont quit! hahaha....

  • POSTED BY CharlieAlanJakeHarperFamily on | June 27, 2011, 7:27 GMT

    So is he quitting or is he sacked for a terrible test series ? after murali's retirement SL can't buy a win in a test match let alone a test series at home and forget about winning test series in India(they cant win a test match in india) may be loser attapatu who himself cant win a test in india and abroad may win some matches

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | June 27, 2011, 7:18 GMT

    Can't imagine what these governors of SLC are doing. They are just ruining cricket in this country. Everything that this politics gets involves in turns into dust.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    Sri lanka need a good bowling coach to fix their bowlers, that is the issue , also they can't afford to play 5 bowlers, they need the extra batsman. The bowlers need to do their job and take 20 wickets between 4 bowlers with the part time of dilshan and samaraweera as well.

  • POSTED BY Sinaha on | June 27, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    Time we have a Lankan coach instead of highly paid foreigner when the SLC is in self-inflicted chaos.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | June 27, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    Stuey Law is an even higher profile coach than Siddons. If he can't continue the good work that Siddons did - then I think there isn't much hope for the Bangas! -- -- -- I think that in tests Shakib should bat at 7 or 8. His bowling is his best suit, bat Mahmudullah ahead of him, & bring Nafees !!!

  • POSTED BY Masud_BITK on | June 27, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    BCB is still under assistance coach race. As I have been saying, coach from India, Pakistan or West Indies were the best option for us. We also tried from SA but did not click. People who don't know, Gordon Greenage was the best and successful coach for Bangladesh who made us to enter into top cricket. He was also awarded BD citizenship due to that. BCB desparately needed a batting skilled coach like Sourav Ganguly or Javed Miandad even spending more money than these OZ coaches. English coaches are so professional and convinsive to avoid them after the interview.

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  • POSTED BY Masud_BITK on | June 27, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    BCB is still under assistance coach race. As I have been saying, coach from India, Pakistan or West Indies were the best option for us. We also tried from SA but did not click. People who don't know, Gordon Greenage was the best and successful coach for Bangladesh who made us to enter into top cricket. He was also awarded BD citizenship due to that. BCB desparately needed a batting skilled coach like Sourav Ganguly or Javed Miandad even spending more money than these OZ coaches. English coaches are so professional and convinsive to avoid them after the interview.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | June 27, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    Stuey Law is an even higher profile coach than Siddons. If he can't continue the good work that Siddons did - then I think there isn't much hope for the Bangas! -- -- -- I think that in tests Shakib should bat at 7 or 8. His bowling is his best suit, bat Mahmudullah ahead of him, & bring Nafees !!!

  • POSTED BY Sinaha on | June 27, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    Time we have a Lankan coach instead of highly paid foreigner when the SLC is in self-inflicted chaos.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    Sri lanka need a good bowling coach to fix their bowlers, that is the issue , also they can't afford to play 5 bowlers, they need the extra batsman. The bowlers need to do their job and take 20 wickets between 4 bowlers with the part time of dilshan and samaraweera as well.

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | June 27, 2011, 7:18 GMT

    Can't imagine what these governors of SLC are doing. They are just ruining cricket in this country. Everything that this politics gets involves in turns into dust.

  • POSTED BY CharlieAlanJakeHarperFamily on | June 27, 2011, 7:27 GMT

    So is he quitting or is he sacked for a terrible test series ? after murali's retirement SL can't buy a win in a test match let alone a test series at home and forget about winning test series in India(they cant win a test match in india) may be loser attapatu who himself cant win a test in india and abroad may win some matches

  • POSTED BY Has6265 on | June 27, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    hmmm here we go agian! SLC, can i be the coach??? i swear i wont quit! hahaha....

  • POSTED BY McAdnan on | June 27, 2011, 7:36 GMT

    Its a good news that Stuart Law is coming to Bangladesh, who is really very experienced in the county and we Bangladeshis hope that he will lead Bangladesh to a greater height.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    Mr. Law knew he would asked to Go so he decided to 'quit'. Especially after he said that 'England was the best team in the world', SLC grew suspicious of him!

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    Welcome to our 'SONAR BANGLA'... Hope u bring the good news, Bangadesh own the T20 Worldcup 2012, that every Bangladeshi want from you. So, best of luck......