Paul Farbrace has resigned from his position with Sri Lanka to join England as the assistant of England's newly appointed coach Peter Moores.

Farbrace will join England leaving his two-year contract with Sri Lanka in just four months, a time during which he won 16 of his 17 games including an Asia Cup and T20 World Cup victory. His decision to join England has caused frustration among the Sri Lankans, but it will only add excitement among English fans and the team itself.

Sri Lanka's chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said: "We negotiated with Yorkshire and even paid his severance fees before getting Farbrace, who was the second eleven coach there, to become the head coach in Sri Lanka.

"Now that he has made his credentials he has decided to move on without giving us adequate time to make the necessary adjustments. It's not done by Sri Lanka cricket."

After such a successful record, Farbrace is one of the best in business currently and any team would have wanted him, England were no exception. When talks started to be held between ECB and Farbrace, he was a bit confused as to what to do but eventually, he decided to go with England.

Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said: "We had talks with Paul and tried to convince him to stay because of the valuable contribution he has made to Sri Lanka cricket during his short tenure.

"Paul wanted time till today to reach a final decision and he has tended his resignation.

"The (executive committee) will have to sit down and discuss how best we can find a suitable replacement for Farbrace for the tour to England which starts in the first week of May."

However, what is causing shemozzles is the fact that the ECB has declined to comment on him and there isn't any official declaration of him being appointed to the post.

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