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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

Hampshire v Surrey, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Result 'first option' despite rain - Ford

Apr 29, 2014: History suggests that this rain-ravaged contest between two of the second division's likelier promotion candidates is heading for a dull draw after losing all but 74 of a possible 288 overs across the first three days

David Lloyd at the Ageas Bowl

Sri Lanka news

Silva a solid Test opening option for Sri Lanka - Ford

Jan 22, 2014: Outgoing Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has expressed optimism about Sri Lanka's future, after several key players contributed heavily in the Test series against Pakistan

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

'Exciting two years ahead for SL' - Ford

Jan 14, 2014: At the end of Graham Ford's penultimate training session as coach, the Sri Lanka cricketers worked themselves up to a frenzy in anticipation of a challenge that has brewed for some time

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Graham Ford rues Sri Lanka's missed review

Jan 1, 2014: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has rued the missed opportunity to review an lbw shout against Misbah-ul-Haq, soon after tea on day three

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

SL youngsters will need to wait to bat in top order - Ford

Dec 7, 2013: Graham Ford, the Sri Lanka coach, has said that his team's young batsmen are in the "apprenticeship stage" of their careers, and so are required to bat down the order though they have the games suited to batting higher up

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka tour of UAE 2013-14

'Pakistan series a tough challenge' - Ford

Dec 1, 2013: Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford has said the upcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE will be a tough challenge for his team

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st T20, Pallekele

'Sri Lanka on track for World T20' - Ford

Nov 18, 2013: Coach Graham Ford will no longer be with the team when the World T20 arrives, but he said Sri Lanka has begun down the path to success ahead of the first Twenty20 against New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Three local coaches in SLC's shortlist

Oct 25, 2013: Three local coaches are in Sri Lanka Cricket's five-candidate shortlist for the position of national coach

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

New SL coach should continue Ford's work, says Jayasuriya

Oct 21, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket would prefer a coach who is willing to continue the work Graham Ford has begun, rather than start afresh, said coach selection committee member and head selector Sanath Jayasuriya

Andrew Fidel Fernando

County news

Ford to take over at Surrey in February

Oct 14, 2013: Graham Ford will coach Surrey after his contract with Sri Lanka expires in January, having signed a three-year contract with the county.

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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