Renowned and versatile former Australian commentator Tom Moody has become Sri Lanka’s new cricket manager. Tom Moody previously coached Sri Lanka and led them to the 2007 World Cup final. Moody has also held coaching and managerial positions with IPL franchises, Global T20 Canada, Super Teams. Pakistan League and the Big Bash League. His work as director of Sri Lanka cricket will start from March 1.
Tom Moody’s appointment comes after recommendations from the SLC Technical Advisory Committee to rebuild Sri Lanka’s cricket operations. The 55-year-old’s role would be on an advisory basis and he has to complete 300 days of “mandatory assignment” during his three-year contract term. Moody’s role will likely also include on Sri Lanka’s next tour of the West Indies, starting March 4.
The duties of the former Australian cricketer include the analysis of the future tour program, focusing on the structure of the national tournament, player welfare, education and skills development, staff structure coaching and support and high performance and data analysis.
Tom Moody will add value to our game: Ashley De Silva
Sri Lanka cricket CEO Ashley De Silva addressed the nomination of Tom Moody saying he has worked with the national team in the past and delivered results. Having extensive knowledge of the system, De Silva remains optimistic that Moody will add value to their game.
“Tom has worked with Sri Lanka Cricket in the past and has shown results, and I’m sure that with his working knowledge of the system, Tom will add more value to our game,” De Silva said quoted by newswire.LK.
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