Stuart Law to take over as Bangladesh coach

London/Dhaka: Former Australian cricketer and interim coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team Stuart Law will take over as the coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. He succeeds Jamie Siddons.

Law will quit as Lanka coach after the ongoing one-day series against England. He will join the Bangladesh team in Dhaka prior to their tour of Zimbabwe.

Law was 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 a Dhaka daily.

He added: "I asked SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) 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."

"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.