England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has confirmed he will leave his post to join Warwickshire as Sport Director. Farbrace will move on at the end of the ongoing tour of the Caribbean after five years with the ECB.
He has been an important figure with the national side and was set to play a major role in the forthcoming World Cup and Ashes on home soil.
However, with head coach Trevor Bayliss set to step down in December, Farbrace has decided to follow suit.
In a statement he told reporters: “I have 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.
“I wish them every success. I believe they have the right attributes to create history by lifting the World Cup in July and winning the Ashes that follows it.
“There is 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.”