Paul Farbrace factfile
From Kent to Lord's via Sri Lanka and Yorkshire, meet England's next No 2...
Last Updated: 22/04/14 12:03pm
1967: Born on July 7 in Ash-next-Sandwich in Kent.
1987-1995: Features in 40 first-class matches for Kent and Middlesex as a wicketkeeper and right-handed batsman.
July 2007: Farbrace is appointed as Sri Lanka's assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss, having worked in coaching roles with the England Under-19 team, the England women's team and the Kent academy.
2009: March 3 - Caught up in the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, Pakistan. Farbrace suffers shrapnel wounds in the attack.
July 31 - Appointed as Kent coach for the 2010 season. Kent are relegated from the first division of the County Championship.
2011: Resigns as Kent head coach at the end of the 2011 season.
2012: Takes charge of Yorkshire's second XI for the 2012 season. Widely credited with improved fielding performances in his two seasons with the county and for his role in helping develop a number of Yorkshire's promising youngsters.
December 20, 2013: Named as Sri Lanka's new coach in succession to Graham Ford, who left to join Surrey. The Sri Lankan board announces Farbrace will take up his post from January 1, 2014.
2014: April 6 - Farbrace leads Sri Lanka to victory at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, beating India by six wickets in the final.
April 19 - England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton says his organisation are in "advanced discussions" to appoint an assistant to new England head coach Peter Moores, widely believed to be Farbrace.
April 22 - Sri Lanka Cricket announces that Farbrace has quit as coach to take up an opportunity with the ECB.