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Graham Ford quits as Dolphins coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 17, 2012

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Graham Ford, the former South Africa coach, has announced he is quitting as head coach of the Dolphins, the Durban-based franchise. Ford, who requested to be released with immediate effect, said he had ambitions of coaching an international side.

"While I feel a passion for Dolphins cricket, I respectfully ask for an immediate release from my Dolphins coaching position in order to follow my dreams of involvement at an international level," Ford said.

Ford took over as coach of South Africa from Bob Woolmer in 1999 and held the position till 2001. He moved to Kent as director of cricket in 2004, and in 2006 he returned home to take charge of the Dolphins. In June 2007, he was offered the challenge of coaching India but, to the embarrassment of the BCCI, declined. In 2009, he withdrew his name from the shortlist of candidates for the England coaching job.

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Posted by   on (January 19, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

In here sri lanka, we knw that marsh is going to be sacked & then ford has been accepted the new job...

Posted by 125hag on (January 19, 2012, 13:03 GMT)

He is going to be the next indian coach!!!!!! well done graham!!!

Posted by   on (January 19, 2012, 8:04 GMT)

He's the new coach of sri lanka!!!

Posted by   on (January 18, 2012, 17:23 GMT)

With all due respect to Kirsten, I always felt that 1. Graham Ford, 2. Lance Klusner and 3. Garry Kirsten should've been the order of choice for a South African Coach after World Cup 2011.

Posted by venkatSan on (January 17, 2012, 23:06 GMT)

He is heading to India!!!! I am a big fan of Fords' coaching ethics.

Posted by TheVoiceOfReason on (January 17, 2012, 19:37 GMT)

Looks like we now know who the next Pakistan coach is!

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