Monday 16 April 2012 

Law To Step Down As Bangladesh Head Coach

Law Resigns Bangladesh Head Coach Position
Law Resigns Bangladesh Head Coach Position
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Bangladesh head coach Stuart Law is to resign in June, bringing an end to his spell in charge one year into a two-year contract due to family reasons.

Law led Bangladesh to the Asia Cup final on home soil in March, which they narrowly lost to Pakistan.

His decision comes one day after Bangladesh agreed to play a Twenty20 International and a One-Day International in Pakistan at the end of this month.

No Test-playing nation has toured Pakistan since the March 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus which killed six policemen and two civilians.

Cricketers and match officials were injured in the attack although Law claims his reasons for standing down are not linked to the upcoming tour.

"It is with great regret and a heavy heart that today I announce my stepping down a the head coach of Bangladesh," Law said.

"Living away from the family and not seeing people growing up, I think we all understand that family comes first.

"Cricket has been a huge part of my life but over the years I have realised that there is nothing more important than the family and if they are not happy then I am not happy and something had to give."

Australian Law, who played 54 One-Day Internationals and one Test, was also involved in the coaching staff with Sri Lanka before he took on the Bangladesh job.

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