PAUL FARBRACE has thrown England’s plans for the World Cup and Ashes into chaos by dramatically quitting.
The England assistant-coach has accepted the job of sporting director at Warwickshire.
It’s the position Ashley Giles left final month to turn out to be England crew supremo in succession to Andrew Strauss.
It’s a main blow to England and particularly head coach Trevor Bayliss, with whom Farbrace beforehand labored with Sri Lanka and has an in depth relationship.
Farbrace was preliminary architect of England’s white ball revolution by which they’ve been reworked into the No1 ranked crew after a disastrous World Cup in 2015.
The previous Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper was interim head coach earlier than Bayliss took cost.
England scored greater than 400 towards New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015 of their first match beneath his management.
He and skipper Eoin Morgan inspired the crew to bat with freedom and with out worry.
However he is not going to see the job by way of and stands down after the present tour of the Caribbean ends subsequent month.
Farbrace, 51, stated: “I’ve had 5 improbable years with England. It’s been a superb expertise working with world-class coaches, gamers and help employees.
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“I’ve been fortunate to taste some genuine success and be part of the development of some excellent players, who have the world at their feet this summer.
“There’s never a great time to leave an international set-up and, despite what will be a fantastic summer for English cricket, the opportunity to shape the future of one of the game’s biggest counties was too much to resist.
“It would have been tough to turn down the opportunity once Warwickshire showed an interest.
“I believe England have the right attributes to create history by lifting the World Cup in July and winning the Ashes that follow.”
Farbrace joined the England set-up in 2014 as assistant to Peter Moores. He coached Sri Lanka to a World Twenty20 triumph earlier that year.
Giles added: “Paul was integral, alongside Andrew Strauss, Trevor Bayliss and Eoin Morgan, in transforming our white ball strategy, which has seen us become the best team in the world leading into a World Cup year.
“His efforts in developing players in the elite environment will benefit him in his new role at Edgbaston.”
Among others linked to the job at Warwickshire were ex-England coach Andy Flower and former rugby star Rob Andrew, currently chief executive at Sussex.