Stuart Law, who stepped down as Bangladesh coach, has said merely challenging the top teams in international cricket is "not good enough" for Bangladesh and that working hard was the only way to go to win more games. Law resigned for personal reasons after nine months with Bangladesh, the highlight of his tenure being their impressive show in the Asia Cup this year, when they beat India and Sri Lanka and went down by just two runs in the final against Pakistan.
"Near enough is not good enough," Law told ESPNcricinfo. "You're never good enough, you always try to be the best you possibly can. I will miss them a hell of a lot and I wish them all the best but there's no substitute for hard work."
Law started as coach on the tour of Zimbabwe in August 2011, when Bangladesh were beaten in the only Test that marked the hosts' return to the longest format after a period of self-imposed isolation. "As a coach you're not going to walk in and have success immediately," Law said. "You have to work out how the players respond in certain pressure situations. You have to work out how to treat them, you can't treat everybody the same. It is totally different to how you treat people in other parts of the world.