Graham Ford

  • Ford backs Pietersen anger to spur on Surrey March 25, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's controversial England exit could yet prove a boon for Surrey, according to the county's new coach, who has known the star batsman since he was a schoolboy in South Africa. The 33-year-old may be England's leading all-time run-scorer across all international format but that didn't stop officials announcing his...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket may appoint Paul Farbrace as head coach December 7, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket is set to hold talks with Englishman Paul Farbrace with a view to appointing him as incumbent head coach Graham Ford's successor. Ford is to leave the Sri Lanka job in January to be with the English county Surrey. SLC executive committee has decided that the governing...
  • Graham Ford to leave Sri Lanka in January and lead Surrey October 14, 2013

    London: Graham Ford will leave his position as Sri Lanka coach in January to take charge of English county side Surrey. The 52yearold Englishman informed Sri Lanka Cricket last month that he would be rejecting a new deal to stay with the national team for family reasons, having taken over...
  • Graham Ford to step down as Sri Lanka coach September 18, 2013

    Sri Lanka will seek a new coach after South African Graham Ford declined to extend his two-year term beyond January, cricket officials said on Wednesday. "The national coach has indicated of his unavailability to continue after his contract expires in January 2014," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. He has...
  • Ford not to extend his contract as Sri Lanka coach September 12, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday announced that the national cricket team's head coach Graham Ford will be released of his duties after his contract expires in January next year. "Graham Ford has intimated that he would like to be released from his duties at the end of his contract...
  • Sri Lanka chief defends coach Marsh's sacking January 28, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket chief defended the sacking of Australian coach Geoff Marsh and the selection of a new team captain, saying the changes would help usher in a new era of "cricketing excellence." "We will reap the benefits of these changes in the fullness of time," Sri Lanka Cricket president...
  • Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka sacking of Marsh January 27, 2012

    Colombo: Legendary Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Thursday slammed his country's sacking of Australian coach Geoff Marsh as "disgraceful" and "unprofessional." Marsh was this week replaced by South African Graham Ford. The move followed Tillakaratne Dilshan quitting the captaincy on Monday. Former skipper Mahela Jayawardene was brought in to...
  • Shortterm skipper Jayawardene denies infighting January 27, 2012

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said he has taken up the Sri Lanka captaincy for a short term and rejected the Sports Minister's allegation that politics and infighting within the playing squad has caused the team's recent slump. Jayawardene said that the team has collectively made mistakes but disunity...
  • SL sack coach Marsh, bring in Ford January 26, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday sacked its Australian coach Geoff Marsh and replaced him with South African Graham Ford as part of a major shakeup following the national team's poor run. Marsh's sacking came after Tillakaratne Dilshan quit his captaincy on Monday and former skipper Mahela Jayawardene was brought in...
  • Ford confirmed as new Sri Lanka coach January 24, 2012

    Colombo: South African Graham Ford has been named Sri Lanka's new coach in a series of changes aimed at improving the standard of the national cricket team, the government information department said here on Tuesday. Ford will replace Australian Geoff Marsh after the team struggled in South Africa, losing the Test...
  • Ford to replace Marsh as Lankan coach January 22, 2012

    Colombo: Geoff Marsh's unimpressive fourmonth stint as Sri Lanka coach is almost over with the SLC set to appoint former South Africa coach Graham Ford as the Australian's successor. Ford coached the Proteas for two years from 1999 to 2001, taking over from the late Bob Woolmer. An official announcement on this...
  • Debate: Blame BCCI for Ford snub? June 12, 2007

    Fortyeight hours after the BCCI offered him the job to coach Team India, former South Africa coach Graham Ford declined to take up the job. Ford, who is presently the Director of Cricket with English county side Kent, has said that he would like to continue his association with the...