LONDON:-South African Graham Ford has been appointed new head coach of Surrey, the English county side confirmed on Monday. The 52-year-old has signed a three-year deal and will join the club in February when his contract with the Sri Lanka team ends. He replaces Chris Adams, who was sacked last June. “I am delighted to once again be involved in the English cricketing system,” said Ford. “I have, for a long while, been an admirer of Surrey CCC and see it as a great privilege to be actively involved in such a fine club. “I look forward to the exciting times ahead!”–AFP