Six applicants have applied for the head coach job, says SLC

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Ford refused to renew his contract due to family reasons

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) acting CEO Ashley de Silva has revealed that six applicants have applied for Graham Ford’s head coach job when it becomes vacant in January 2014.

Ford announced that he did not want to renew his contract due to family reasons, which means that Sri Lanka will have a new coach during the 2014 World Twenty20 and 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.

Paul Farbrace, who used to be Sri Lanka’s assistant coach, is allegedly one of the applicants.

Farbrace quit after being wounded in the Lahore terrorist attack in March 2009.

He is currently the coach of Yorkshire’s second-team.

Shane Duff and fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage are believed to be two other applicants.

SLC have also been working furiously to secure to services of former England coach Peter Moores, who is currently in charge of Lancashire, and Stephen Fleming, the former New Zealand captain and Chennai Super Kings coach.

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