Graham Ford to quit as Sri Lanka coach

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Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 16:21 [IST]
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Graham Ford to quit as Sri Lanka coach

Colombo, Sep 19: Graham Ford will not continue as Sri Lanka coach once his present contract expires in January, 2014, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced.

"The National Coach (Graham Ford) has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC after his contract expires in January 2014. He has taken this decision consequent to the discussions he had with his family on the options given by SLC," the Sri Lanka board said in a statement on Wednesday (September 18).

Last week, Ford met with the office bearers, team manager and acting CEO of SLC to discuss his future plans with SLC.

Ford has intimated that he would like to be released from his duties at the end of his contract due to his family commitments.

The 52-year-old Ford has previously coached South Africa and according to reports he might take up a a coaching job with Surrey county.

Ford's final assignment with Sri Lanka will be in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December where they face Pakistan in three Tests, five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.

Ford took charge of Sri Lanka cricket in early 2012. Under him, Sri Lanka finished runner-up at World T20 last year.


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