Yorkshire's second XI coach Paul Farbrace has been given permission to open talks with Sri Lanka over their vacant coaching position, the club have confirmed.
Farbrace, the former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper, has been at Headingley for two season after previously being first-team coach at Kent.
The 46-year-old worked for Sri Lanka Cricket from 2007 to 2009, when he was the assistant coach for the senior side.
"We have given permission for Sri Lanka Cricket to speak to Paul," confirmed Yorkshire's chief executive Mark Arthur.
"We were approached last week and after discussing the situation with Martyn (Moxon, Yorkshire's director of cricket), we have reluctantly agreed for Paul to travel to Sri Lanka next week to open talks with the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.
"Paul has done a tremendous job in developing the exciting talent that is starting to come to fruition at the club.
"Over the past couple of years, he has been an integral part of our success in developing players for first team cricket.
"It would be a great shame to lose someone of Paul's talent but we are well aware of his own personal ambitions. He remains under contract with the club."