Sri Lanka Cricket appointed former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody as the Director of Cricket of Sri Lanka. Moody has been handed a three-year contract and as per the agreement, the 55-year-old is expected to carry out 300 days of ‘Mandatory Assignment’.
Moody appointment comes following recommendations made by the Technical Advisory Committee of the SLC to revamp Sri Lanka’s Cricket operations. Moody’s appointment is effective from Monday (March 1, 2021).
His job profile entails, “the Analysis of the Future Tour Program, focusing on the Domestic Tournament Structure, Player Welfare, Education and Skill Development, Coaching and Support Staff Structure and High Performance and Data Analytics,” SLC stated in a statement.
‘’Tom has worked with Sri Lanka Cricket 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,’’ said Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Tom Moody coaching career
Moody has served as Sri Lanka’s head coach between 2005 and 2007 and led the team to the World Cup Final in 2007.
Moody has had many experiences over the cricketing global, some of which include, ‘Director of Cricket’ of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Coach, and now the Director of Cricket of Sunrisers Hyderabad, in IPL. He held the same position with Worcestershire County Cricket Club and was the Head Coach of Western Australia, among other roles in the game.