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|Farbrace to be Sri Lanka coach|
Former Sri Lanka team assistant coach Paul Farbrace will take over as the next Sri Lanka coach from Graham Ford, after the series against Pakistan in December-January.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee ratified his appointment unofficially last evening and decided to call Farbrace for a routine interview, which will take place on Monday source said.
Former English first class cricketer Farbrace is currently assistant coach to Jason Gillespie at Yorkshire. He had applied for the Sri Lanka job earlier but later withdrew from the race.
Farbrace who was assistant coach with the Sri Lanka team to Trevor Bayliss from 2007, was wounded in the Lahore terrorist attack on the national team and in March 2009 he left the job shortly to join Kent as head coach before taking up his current position at Yorkshire.
Nicknamed “Farbie”, he was a talented wicket-keeper and a right-handed batsman who represented Kent from 1987 to 1989 and Middlesex from 1990 to 1995 in 40 first-class matches.