South Africa news January 17, 2012

Graham Ford quits as Dolphins coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 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...

  • Keshav on January 19, 2012, 13:03 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on January 19, 2012, 8:04 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Venkatakrishnan on January 17, 2012, 23:06 GMT

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

  • Joe on January 17, 2012, 19:37 GMT

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

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