Paul Farbrace
Paul Farbrace has been appointed as Sri Lanka coach for two years from January 1, 2014 © Getty Images


Dec 20, 2013


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former English county cricketer, Paul Farbrace as the head coach of the Sri Lankan national team.


An official statement in SLC’s website wrote, “Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce to the local and international media the appointment of Mr Paul Farbrace to the Head Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. The commencement of his contract will be in effect from 1st January 2014 for a period of two years.”


SLC also tweeted about the development:




As mentioned in the statement, Farbrace will be appointed for a period of two years, from January 1, 2014. He will be in-charge of Sri Lanka during the their 2015 World Cup.


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.