Paul Khoury, Sussex Cricket’s Head of Sport Science & Sports Medicine since 2008 has taken up a new position as Sri Lanka Cricket’s Rehabilitation and Training Manager.
Paul, who has been appointed to the role on a two-year basis, will be based at the National High-Performance Centre at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.
He will join two other former members of Sussex Cricket staff at Sri Lanka Cricket. Nick Lee moved to Colombo in October 2016 to become Sri Lanka’s Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, being joined in his department by Rob Chave in September last year.
Reflecting on a decade with Sussex, Paul said: “I joined Sussex Cricket Club as team physiotherapist ten years ago. During this time and with the support of the club, Sussex Cricket now has one of the leading Sports Science and Sports Medicine departments and boasts some of the best facilities in county cricket.
“It has been my honour to serve as Head of Department for so many years. I wish to thank all my colleagues and friends at the club for the special memories.
“Despite making the move to Sri Lanka Cricket, I will continue to support the club as a consultant. I leave behind my physiotherapy team including Jon Marrale, Brent Eales and a new physiotherapist, David Tran, who joins the team in April.
“I wish the entire club every success for the 2018 season and beyond."
Paul is the latest member of the Sussex backroom staff to be selected for a role in international cricket in recent weeks.
Assistant Head Coach, Jon Lewis is moving on to become Head Coach of the ECB’s Young Lions programme in April and Academy Director, Carl Hopkinson will take up the position of ECB National Fielding Coach.
Jon and Carl follow in the footsteps of former Sussex coaches, Peter Moores, who went onto lead the England men’s side on two occasions, and Mark Robinson, who is the England Women’s current Head Coach.
Back at The 1st Central County Ground, Jon Marrale takes on the new role as Head of Medical Management with Brent Eales replacing him as First Team Physiotherapist. David Tran will join the department next month, as Second Team Physiotherapist.