SLC 'disappointed' by Farbrace rumours

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Sri Lanka Cricket have released a statement saying they have not yet heard from coach Paul Farbrace, newly appointed to a two-year deal, after much media speculation that Farbrace will be England's new assistant coach.

Sri Lanka Cricket have released a statement saying they have not yet heard from coach Paul Farbrace, newly appointed to a two-year deal, after much media speculation that Farbrace will be England's new assistant coach.

Peter Moores was announced as the England head coach on Saturday, with Farbrace thought to be his assistant. But the ECB made no comment on the matter, while SLC expressed surprise that their new coach was even in the running.

The statement read: "SLC has received numerous inquiries from the Media in relation to England and Wales Cricket Board's interest in recruiting Paul Farbrace as one of their coaches.

"Unfortunately, Paul Farbrace has not been in communication with SLC on this subject matter at this point of time. Efforts to contact Paul Farbrace, who is currently in England have proved futile.

"However, ECB has communicated to us their interest in considering Paul Farbrace to be recruited as one of their coaches. SLC have in no uncertain terms expressed it's surprise and disappointment with regard to this development since Paul is in contract with SLC for a two year term (which includes a six month probation period) ending in December 2015 and particularly because the Sri Lanka national team will be visiting England within the next few weeks.

"SLC is currently in communication with ECB, but however have informed them that we cannot progress this matter further until Paul Farbrace establishes a dialogue with SLC since our contractual obligations are with the individual.

"SLC will be closely monitoring the progress of this matter and further developments on this matter will be communicated to the press in due course."

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