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Sri Lanka Cricket bring back Ford to coach to 2019 World Cup

Graham Ford given second tenure as Sri Lanka coach through to the Cricket World Cup in 2019

Sri Lanka Cricket bring back Ford to coach to 2019 World Cup

COLOMBO,Sri Lanka (AP) -- Graham Ford has been appointed Sri Lanka's new coach through to the Cricket World Cup in 2019.

Sri Lanka Cricket says on Friday it brought back Ford, the South African who coached the team in 2012, because of his ability to guide young players.

Sri Lanka is building after the retirements of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Sri Lanka has been without a coach since September, when Marvan Atapattu resigned following consecutive test series defeats to Pakistan and India.