SLC may appoint Farbrace as Ford`s successor

PTI| Updated: Dec 07, 2013, 12:00 PM IST

Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket is set to hold talks with Englishman Paul Farbrace with a view to appointing him as incumbent head coach Graham Ford`s successor.

Ford is to leave the Sri Lanka job in January to be with the English county Surrey.

SLC executive committee has decided that the governing body should have a discussion with Paul Farbrace, as he had shown an interest to take over the job, the Board said in a statement.
Farbrace, 46, a former Kent and Middlesex player served as Sri Lanka`s assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss between July 2007 and August 2009.

More famously, he was part of the Sri Lanka set up when the team bus came under a terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore in March 2009.

Sri Lanka for months had been looking for a successor to Ford.

The names doing the rounds include Greg Chappell, Steve Rixon, Peter Moores, Venkatesh Prasad, Marvan Atapattu, Romesh Kaluwitharana and Ruwan Kalpage.