Sri Lanka appoint Tom Moody as Director of Cricket

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Tom Moody, who joined Sunrisers Hyderabad as Director of Cricket after a gap of one year, has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s new director of cricket on February 28 (Sunday).

One of the most reputed names on the coaching circuit, Moody is known for his acumen and had previously worked as the coach of Sri Lanka for a period of two years when they reached the final in the 2007 World Cup.

Now, the former Australian and Worcestershire all-rounder has been named as the director of cricket on the basis of recommendations by the Technical Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

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”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, in a statement.

Moody to have 300 days of mandatory assignment

The contract will run for 300 days in which the Aussie will be responsible for the structure, the Analysis of the Future Tour Program among other things.

“His role will encompass 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 release.