England assistant coach Paul Farbrace is set to leave the set-up after the West Indies tour to join Warwickshire as Sporting Director.
After the departure of Ashley Giles from the club, Paul Farbrace has been appointed to succeed Giles in the Sporting Director role
Giles, who is the new director of England cricket at the ECB, decided that it was in the best interests of the team that Farbrace leaves his role ahead of a pivotal summer which includes both the World Cup and Ashes series on home soil.
Farbrace is set to take on a different role at the club than he will be used to, when coaching the England team.
He is set to join up with the Bears after the conclusion of Englands tour to the West Indies, which finishes in March. From here he will leave his coaching role behind and oversee all cricket operations at the club. He will working closely with head coach Jim Troughton, as well as keeping a close eye on age group cricket and the women’s performance.
The timing means however he will miss a jam-packed summer for English cricket, which will be a great loss for England, but Farbrace will likely be a major asset to Warwickshire.
He has had a plethora of experience in terms of cricket all over the world, especially at international level, which Warwickshire will be able to use to their advantage as they make their return to Division One.
Many viewed Farbrace as a contender for the next England head coach when Trevor Bayliss’ contract finishes in September, but he will now take on this opportunity at Warwickshire.