London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) continued the restructuring of the England coaching set-up on Wednesday by announcing the appointment of Paul Farbrace as assistant coach. The 46-year-old has left his role as coach of Sri Lanka to work alongside Peter Moores, who returned for a second stint as England head coach last Saturday.
Farbrace only joined Sri Lanka in December and achieved instant success by winning both the Asia Trophy and the ICC World Twenty20. His departure was secured after negotiations between ECB chief executive David Collier and managing director Paul Downton and the Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC).
"We are grateful to SLC for their understanding and co-operation in releasing Paul from his contract in order to achieve his desire to return to England and to allow him to work with Peter Moores," Collier said.