South African Graham Ford previously held position as the Head coach of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) from 2012 to 2014. Following his leave from SLC, Ford joined Surrey in 2014 and the club got promoted back to the First Division of the County Championship and reached the final of the Royal London One Day Cup in the following season.
“We are extremely disappointed to be losing Graham Ford who has not just been an outstanding Head Coach but has played an integral role in the progress that we have achieved over the last two years. – Said Alec Stewart, Surrey Director of Cricket.
He added “It was a very tough decision for Graham to leave Surrey. But we understand that the opportunity to go back and coach at international level with Sri Lanka was too good to turn down. Despite the timing of his decision, we wish Graham all the best and we will immediately start our search for a new Head Coach.”