8 Apr 2011

Law to take over Sri Lanka for the short term

8:24 am on 8 April 2011

The former Australia batsman Stuart Law has been promoted to interim head coach of the Sri Lankan crciket team.

Law had been assistant to the outgoing Trevor Bayliss since November 2009 and will take the reins for next month's tour of England.

Bayliss, who had been in the job for four years, announced his intention to leave prior to the recent World Cup.

Law, a stalwart of Queensland's line-up for over 10 years, played one Test and 54 one-day internationals for Australia.