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Ford confirms he will leave Sri Lanka in January

Source : REUTERS
Last Updated: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 15:11 hrs
Graham Ford

Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford has confirmed he will leave his post when his contract expires in January, despite being pressed to reconsider by the island nation's cricket authorities.

"The national coach has indicated...his unavailability to continue after his contract expires in January 2014," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

"Ford has taken this decision consequent to the discussions he had with his family on the options given by SLC."

His final series with Sri Lanka will be against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in December, when they play three tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 games.

Ford, who has been linked to the vacant coaching position at English county side Surrey, led Sri Lanka to the final of the Twenty20 World Cup and a test series victory against Pakistan.

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