Farbrace turns down SL, to remain with Warwickshire

28 January 2022 09:01 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Sri Lanka’s search for a new head coach to replace Mickey Arthur hit a roadblock, after it was announced that Paul Farbrace would remain in the coaching staff at Warwickshire. 

It was reported that the Englishman had been in talks with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and was their preferred candidate, but Farbrace has committed to continuing his role in the West Midlands. 

Farbrace was not among the candidates who applied for the post, it was reported, but SLC had approached him about returning to the role he held in 2014. 

That stint, that lasted three months of a two year contract, brought with a successful run in the T20 World Cup in 2014, where Sri Lanka beat India to claim the title for the first time. 

Soon after that triumph, Farbrace resigned to take up the Assistant Coach of the England team, under then newly-appointed Head Coach Peter Moores. 

According to sources at SLC, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and Mahela Jayewardene had interviewed several candidates, a few of whom, like Farbrace, had not applied for the post but were approached by SLC. 

"He had experience of working with the Sri Lankan team in the past and the board was in discussions with him,” a source said. 
Another source said that there was nothing more than a conversation, and that Farbrace had decided against taking the post. 

(Bipin Dani)

  Comments - 5

  • Mizaru Friday, 28 January 2022 09:23 PM

    Appoint Narmal, problem solved.

    Chux Friday, 28 January 2022 09:48 PM

    In Sri Lanka no value for SriLankans

    Gamarala Friday, 28 January 2022 09:58 PM

    The best man for the job will be Shavendra or a Army General. Way to go boys!!! Subject knowledge is not important.

    N SENA Friday, 28 January 2022 10:07 PM

    IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SLC TO GET ANY NEW COACHING STAFF AS THEY ARE NOT A RELIABLE EMPLOYER

    Rishan Saturday, 29 January 2022 07:05 AM

    Why cant SLC appoint Rumesh Ratnayake ? . If India can appoint Rahul Drahid then what's the issue appointing Rumesh Ratnayake . We have Rumesh , Mahela and Vass ....


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Rashini Ready to Fight Cancer, but needs help

Sri Lanka is officially bankrupt and on the precipice of starvation. Fuel que

Student’s basic right to education trampled due to ‘hair issue’

Education is a fundamental right guaranteed by the UN Charter and the Constit

Sajith will lead SL soon but this time he failed in his decision making - Harin

Tourism Minister and SJB MP Harin Fernando has come out strong on his decisio

Shocking inside stories of the sugar scam

In the backdrop of former Finance Minister Ali Sabry’s proposed plan to inc