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Graham Ford to take over as Ireland head coach

Sep 8, 2017: The 56-year-old former South African first-class cricketer has signed a three-year deal with Cricket Ireland and will succeed John Bracewell in December

ESPNcricinfo staff

'I wouldn't say I protect the coach. I support him'

Jul 29, 2017: Sri Lanka's cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha talks about his role, the team's captaincy and bowling attack, and their drawn-out transition

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

No effort to exclude Ford from team matters, says Gurusinha

Jul 28, 2017: Sri Lanka's cricket manager defends his role as a liaison between team management and the board

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach

Jun 24, 2017: Graham Ford has stepped down as Sri Lanka coach, ending his second tenure with the side after 15 months

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions Trophy 2017

Ford sees bright future for Sri Lanka

Jun 14, 2017: Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford has said that Sri Lanka had more positives to take from the Champions Trophy than some of the other teams in the tournament

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions Trophy 2017

Ford hopes for flat batting tracks in England

May 17, 2017: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has identified batting as Sri Lanka's foremost strength and said flat tracks would give the team the best chance to put the opposition under pressure

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions Trophy 2017

Malinga's fitness in focus for Sri Lanka

May 2, 2017: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said that Lasith Malinga's contribution in "certain scenarios" could still be useful in the Champions Trophy even if he could not bowl ten full overs

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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
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