Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket governing body, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today said the board had positive talks with Paul Farbrace, who is being considered for the head coach position that will be vacant at the end of the year.
The SLC officials met with the former Sri Lanka assistant coach Paul Farbrace Tuesday at SLC Head Quarters in Colombo, a media release said.
SLC committee which was headed by Mr. Ranjith Fernando the Chairman of the Cricket Committee had detailed discussions with Mr. Farbrace pertaining to the Head Team Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team.
SLC Vice President Mohan De Silva, Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, Treasurer Nuski Mohamed, CEO Ashley De Silva and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne joined Mr. Fernando for the meeting, the SLC said.
Following the meeting, the SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga has told ESPN Cricinfo that the committee had 'positive talks' with Farbrace.
A further round of talks is scheduled for next week between Mr. Farbrace and SLC.
Farbrace has been added to the shortlist of candidates for the coaching position which will be vacant with the departure of current head coach Graham Ford. Ford did not renew his contract for the next year citing personal reasons.
Farbrace had been Sri Lanka's assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss from 2007 to 2009. He left to coach Yorkshire's second XI after he got injured in the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan national team in Lahore in March 2009.
Sri Lanka's bowling coach Marvan Atapattu and Mark Davis are also shortlisted for consideration.
A final decision on the appointment of the National Head Coach will be made later, the SLC said.