Terror attack survivor Paul Farbrace appointed as new Sri Lankan coach

Sydney, Dec 21 : Former England first-class cricketer Paul Farbrace, who was wounded in the infamous 2009 shooting attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus, has reportedly been appointed as the head coach of the island nation's team.

Farbrace, who has been recently coaching his former English county side Yorkshire, is replacing South African Graham Ford who had already announced plans to stand down after the ongoing series against Pakistan.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, thanking the Yorkshire Cricket Club for releasing Farbrace from his duties, Sri Lanka Cricket stated that the commencement of Farbrace's contract would be in effect from January 1, 2014 for a period of two years

The report mentioned that Farbrace, whose first assignment would be at the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, was wounded along with seven Sri Lankan players in March 2009 during his stint as an assistant coach when a dozen gunmen opened fire on their bus in Lahore, Pakistan.

--ANI (Posted on 21-12-2013)

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