Tom Moody set to return to the SLC set up

2021-02-22 at 06:56

A new report claims Former Head coach Tom Moody has been lined up on a three-year contract to become Sri Lanka Cricket’s director of cricket.

The appointment will seek to utilise Moody’s experience working within cricketing structures in Australia, England and India to keep Sri Lankan cricket up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and best practices in the sport.

Moody enjoyed a successful spell as head coach of the Sri Lankan national team from 2005-2007, most notably helping the side to the 2007 World Cup final.

If all goes as planned, Moody, who is director of cricket at Sunrisers Hyderabad, will take up the position as soon as the hire is ratified by the SLC Executive Committee.

Moody’s contract will allow him to split time between both roles, while SLC is expected to come out with a final decision on the appointment sometime over the next week.

Former captain Aravinda de Silva speaking to ESPNcricinfo has said, “I think it will be important for him to come as an independent person with a different view, someone who has been involved in cricket in Australia and understands their structure, He’s got a lot of experience and understands more things about what some of the other countries are doing right, and we need to get the best things out of those countries that will suit our culture and then implement those.”

De Silva heads up a sports ministry-appointed technical advisory committee overseeing the development of cricket in Sri Lanka – informally known as the cricket committee. Alongside him in the committee are former cricketers Roshan Mahanama, Muttiah Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara.

Among their first moves has been the recommendation of Moody.