Colombo: Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody has been appointed as the Sri Lankan cricket director. Sri Lanka cricket gave this information on Sunday. Moody has been appointed on the recommendation of Sri Lanka Cricket’s Technical Advisory Committee after the Sri Lankan team’s recent poor performances against South Africa and England.
A three-year contract has been signed with Moody and according to the agreement he is expected to do 300 days of compulsory work. His appointment will be effective from Monday. Moody’s work includes analysis of future tour schedule, looking at the structure of domestic tournaments, welfare of players, education and skill development, coaching and support staff structure etc.
Moody was the Sri Lankan coach from 2005 to 2007. During his stay, the team made it to the final of the World Cup played in the West Indies in 2007.
Tom Moody has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Director of Cricket.
His role will be on consultancy basis, and he will have to fulfill 300 days of ‘Mandatory Assignment’ during his contracted three-year period. pic.twitter.com/gVBi7TZ4Ma
– ICC (@ICC) February 28, 2021
The first target in front of Moody will be the T20 World Cup, which is going to be held in India this year. It was in Sri Lanka itself that the Asia Cup was also proposed in June, which has also been discussed for postponement. Tom Moody, 55, is also the Director of Cricket for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Along with this, Moody has also been the coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad before this. During his tenure, SRH won the IPL 2016 title while the team was also runner-up in 2018.
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