Wednesday 25 January 2012 

Ford Replaces Marsh As Sri Lanka Coach

Ford Replaces Marsh As Sri Lanka Coach
Ford Replaces Marsh As Sri Lanka Coach
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The winds of change continue to sweep through Sri Lanka Cricket with the news that they have installed Graham Ford as their new coach.

The South African replaces Australian Geoff Marsh, who has been relieved of his duties just four months into a two-year contract.

Marsh took over from Stuart Law but under his command, the team won just one Test match and failed to win a One-Day International series in matches against Pakistan and South Africa.

Marsh, 52, played 50 Tests and 119 One-Day Internationals for Australia between 1985 and 1992 and has previously coached Australia and Zimbabwe.

Ford, who played just seven first-class matches in his career as a batsman with Natal B, has previously coached South Africa, Kent and most recently, the Nashua Dolphins.

Shortly before the team departs for Australia where they will also play India in the Commonwealth Bank series, they have also recently seen Tillakaratne Dilshan resign as captain.

He has been replaced for the tour of Australia by Mahela Jayawardene, who skippered the side between 2006 and 2009.

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