Sri Lanka appoints Australian Tom Moody as cricket director

Sri Lanka hires former Australia worldwide as cricket director in a move to revamp the struggling nationwide group.

Sri Lanka has appointed former nationwide coach Tom Moody as director of cricket as a part of a revamp of cricket operations, the governing physique of the game within the nation mentioned.

Former Australia all-rounder Moody guided Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup last and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned on Monday that the 55-year-old’s data of the system prompted their technical advisory committee to advocate him.

SLC added that Moody shall be a guide and should fulfil 300 days of “mandatory assignment” in his three-year deal.

“Tom has worked with SLC in the past and has shown results, and I am sure with his working knowledge of the system, Tom will add greater value to our game,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva mentioned in a press release on Sunday.

Moody shall be tasked with analysing the Future Tour Programme, Sri Lanka’s home match construction, participant welfare and training and talent growth.

He will even take care of the teaching and help workers construction in addition to excessive efficiency and knowledge analytics.

Moody has beforehand served as director of cricket of the Caribbean Premier League and Worcestershire and at the moment holds an identical place with Indian Premier League facet Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He has coached Western Australia, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad amongst different roles within the sport.

Moody performed eight checks and 76 one-day internationals for Australia earlier than retiring within the 2000-2001 season.

GettyImages 1230422965Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne of Sri Lanka throughout the second Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka on January 04, 2021 in Johannesburg [File: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images]

Sri Lanka’s cricket has declined considerably over the past 5 years.

Recent check collection defeats towards South Africa and England sparked sturdy criticism and prompted authorities to nominate a cricket committee of former worldwide stars Aravinda de Silva, Muttiah Muralitharan, Roshan Mahanama and Kumar Sangakkara.

Mathews to captain Sri Lanka in T20s

Sri Lanka performs West Indies of their opening Twenty20 sport on Wednesday in Antigua.

Former skipper Angelo Mathews would be the cricket group’s stand-in captain for the three-match Twenty20 collection in West Indies after Dasun Shanaka was left stranded by a visa situation, the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Sunday.

Shanaka was named Sri Lanka’s new Twenty20 captain final week however the 29-year-old couldn’t board the flight that left along with his teammates on Monday after failing to rearrange a brand new transit visa to the United States.

“Mathews was appointed by the national selectors as Dasun Shanaka, who was appointed as the T20 captain for the tour of West Indies, is yet to join the team owing to a delay in obtaining a US transit visa,” the Sri Lanka Cricket mentioned in a press release.