Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation as Sri Lanka coach, paving the way for him to join the new England coaching structure working alongside Peter Moores.
Moores was unveiled as the new England head coach three days ago, and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) revealed on Saturday (19th April) that they had been unable to contact the former Kent and Yorkshire coach.
Now, however, Farbrace has made contact with them and informed them of his intention to move on.
A short statement issued today by SLC read as follows:
"The National Coach Paul Farbrace tendered his resignation and has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC with immediate effect in order to take up an appointment with the ECB."
Farbrace took over as coach of Sri Lanka at the start of this year, and enjoyed considerable success during his short time in charge.
In March, he led them to an Asia Cup victory in Bangladesh during which they went through the tournament unbeaten.
He then led the side to victory in the ICC World Twenty20, where the only match they lost was against England in the group stages.
He had previously worked alongside Trevor Bayliss in Sri Lanka between 2007 and 2009, before coaching at Kent and then Yorkshire, who released him to go back to Sri Lanka earlier this year.
Sri Lanka tour England in May and June.
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