Farbrace set for Sri Lanka talks
Yorkshire's second XI coach Paul Farbrace has been given permission to open talks with Sri Lanka over their vacant coaching position.
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Farbrace, the former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper, previously worked as assistant coach with Sri Lanka between 2007 and 2009.
He is understood to have applied to take over from incumbent Graham Ford, who will leave the post in January, but withdrew early in the process.
Sri Lanka have since invited him back to the table and Yorkshire have allowed the 46-year-old to travel for talks.
"We have given permission for Sri Lanka Cricket to speak to Paul," said Yorkshire's chief executive Mark Arthur.
"We were approached last week and after discussing the situation with Martyn (Moxon, Yorkshire's Director of Cricket), we have reluctantly agreed for Paul to travel to Sri Lanka next week to open talks with the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.
"Paul has done a tremendous job in developing the exciting talent that is starting to come to fruition at the club.
"Over the past couple of years, he has been an integral part of our success in developing players for first team cricket.
"It would be a great shame to lose someone of Paul's talent but we are well aware of his own personal ambitions. He remains under contract with the Club."
Farbrace has been at Headingley for two seasons, having previously been first-team coach at Kent.