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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'Never thought of dropping Mendis' - Ford

Mar 9, 2017: Backing Kusal Mendis was an easy decision for Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford and the batsman repaid the faith hitting 194 in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka news

SL's fielding needs long-term solutions - Ford

Mar 1, 2017: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said fielding standards don't change overnight after working with a coach, the solution needs to come from grassroots

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Ford 'excited' by batting talent despite Sri Lanka collapse

Feb 2, 2017: Despite their not posting a 200-plus total yet in the ODI series, Graham Ford has said he is 'excited' by the way some of Sri Lanka's young batsmen batted while getting starts in the second ODI

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Du Plessis thrilled with SA fielding displays

Feb 2, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck a match-winning 117, and pulled off a superb catch for South Africa as they beat Sri Lanka by 121 runs in Durban

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Lots of focus on green Newlands pitch

Jan 1, 2017: While South Africa have asked for the pitches to help fast bowling and offer no or limited turn, some amount of grass was taken off the pitch in Cape Town

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Ford hints at promotion for de Silva

Jan 1, 2017: Dhananjaya de Silva may eventually assume a top-order position, but selectors and team management are undecided on when the move should happen, head coach Graham Ford has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Cape Town

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo

Ford hopes for improved bowling display

Sep 8, 2016: Graham Ford, the Sri Lanka head coach, hopes his bowlers can execute better under pressure during the second T20I against Australia in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka keen to build a team for the future

Aug 20, 2016: In high spirits after the unexpected 3-0 whitewash in Tests, Sri Lanka wish to find similar joy in the one-day format, but are also looking well beyond the series at hand

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Regeneration has begun quicker than I expected - Ford

Aug 15, 2016: Sri Lanka's regeneration has begun quicker than he had expected, coach Graham Ford said, in light of several encouraging individual performances in the ongoing series

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Mendis has shown 'wonderful maturity' - Ford

Jul 29, 2016: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford described Kusal Mendis' 176 as "one of the best" he's seen, and said the batsman's temperament had impressed him as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 4th day

Pradeep 'unlucky' to miss out on five-for

Jun 12, 2016: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said Nuwan Pradeep was unlucky to miss out on a Lord's five-wicket haul, given the quality of his bowling in the second innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's

Ford calls for better county opposition

Jun 8, 2016: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has suggested his team's approach to the series has been less than ideal

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

'Getting Sri Lanka back on track is a long, slow process'

Jun 7, 2016: Graham Ford, the team's coach, wants the island's special brand of cricket firing through his young team again

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Essex v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Ford stays upbeat despite tough work-out

May 10, 2016: Graham Ford appeared unfazed as his side left Chelmsford after a damp draw against Essex

Will Macpherson at Chelmsford

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Ford 'quietly confident' about Sri Lanka's seam attack

May 4, 2016: Graham Ford, the Sri Lanka coach, believes the team's seam attack has the experience and know-how to create an impact on the team's tour of England

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Bangalore

We've kept Gayle quiet in the past - Graham Ford

Mar 19, 2016: Chris Gayle might be the world's most-feared T20 batsman, but in their four most recent games against him, Sri Lanka have felt they cracked Gayle - his scores in those matches: 5,2,3 and 3

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Bangalore

World T20 2016

Graham Ford pleased with Sri Lanka's 'progress'

Mar 15, 2016: Sri Lanka had lost both their World T20 warm-up games, after suffering a pre-mature exit in the Asia Cup, but coach Graham Ford backed the team and said that he was happy with their progress

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

Ford calls for patience as Sri Lanka rebuild

Feb 3, 2016: Sri Lanka's new coach, Graham Ford, who is set to begin his second stint with the team, has cautioned against expecting quick fixes

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

Graham Ford to coach Sri Lanka again

Jan 29, 2016: Graham Ford is set to begin his second stint as Sri Lanka's new head coach after Surrey announced he was leaving the county to take up the position

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Graham Ford may make Sri Lanka return

Jun 25, 2015: Graham Ford could be on the verge of a return to the Sri Lanka coaching job. Ford, who was Sri Lanka coach from January 2012 to January 2014, is currently with Surrey

George Dobell
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