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Former Kent coach and wicketkeeper Paul Farbrace is England’s new assistant coach

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Former Kent coach and wicketkeeper Paul Farbrace has been appointed England’s new assistant coach after quitting his Sri Lanka role just three months into a two-year contract.

Farbrace, 46, who led Sri Lanka to the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh earlier this month, will work under new England head coach Peter Moores.

Farbrace said: “It’s fantastic to be given the opportunity to work with your own country’s national team and this was an offer that I could not turn down – much as I have enjoyed working with the Sri Lankan players and sharing in their recent success.

Paul Farbrace Picture: Barry Goodwin
Paul Farbrace Picture: Barry Goodwin

“I am particularly relishing the chance to work more closely with Peter (Moores) as we undertook the Level Four Coaching programme together and have known each other since we were both young wicketkeepers on the county circuit together.

“It will also be great to renew acquaintances with Alastair Cook and other senior players whom I worked with earlier in my coaching career with England’s age-group teams.”

England’s international summer begins with a one-day international against Scotland on May 9 before Farbrace comes up against his former Sri Lanka side in a Twenty20, five ODIs, and two Tests.

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