Sri Lankan cricket left playing hunt the Paul Farbrace

The Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) has been unable to contact head coach Paul Farbrace amid reports he is to resign and join Peter Moores in England’s new coaching team.

Paul Farbrace when coach at Yorkshire

Paul Farbrace when coach at Yorkshire

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is keen to recruit Paul Farbrace as assistant to Moores, yet SLC says Farbrace has not been in communication with SLC on the matter at this point of time and efforts to contact him in England have proved futile.

“However, ECB has communicated to us their interest in considering Paul Farbrace to be recruited as one of their coaches,” SLC said.

“SLC have in no uncertain terms expressed it’s surprise and disappointment with regard to this development since Paul is in contract with SLC for a two year term (which includes a six month probation period) ending in December 2015 and particularly because the Sri Lanka national team will be visiting England within the next few weeks.

“SLC is currently in communication with ECB, but however have informed them that we cannot progress this matter further until Paul Farbrace establishes a dialogue with SLC since our contractual obligations are with the individual.”

SLC says it will be closely monitoring the progress of this matter and further developments on this matter will be communicated to the media in due course.

Under Farbrace’s five month tenure, Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup and the World Twenty 20 tournament this year. His overall record during his brief stint with Sri Lanka saw the nation win all eight ODIs, won seven of the eight T-20s and of the two Tests he was in-charge, Sri Lanka won one and drew the other.

Overall of the 18 games he was Sri Lanka’s Head Coach, Farbrace won 16 matches, drew one and lost one - to England.

James Buttler

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