Ford to replace Marsh as Lankan coach

January 22, 2012 | Cricket, General

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Geoff Marsh’s unimpressive four-month stint as Sri Lanka coach is almost over with the SLC set to appoint former South Africa coach Graham Ford as the Australian’s successor.

Ford coached the Proteas for two years from 1999 to 2001, taking over from the late Bob Woolmer.

An official announcement on this is likely to be made after the one-day series against South Africa, it has been reported.

Under Marsh, Sri Lanka have lost three and won one of the five Tests they played. The only win, though, was their first ever in South Africa.

They have also lost seven of the nine ODIs they have played.

Ford will be the third coach appointed by Sri Lanka since Trevor Bayliss stepped down after leading them to the 2011 World Cup final.

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