Tom Moody had coached Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2007, serving to them attain a World Cup ultimate.© Twitter
Former Australia top-order batsman Tom Moody is within the fray for the place of Director of Cricket in Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Earlier this month, spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan and former captain Kumar Sangakkara had been named within the four-member SLC committee. Former Sri Lanka cricketers Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama had been additionally appointed within the committee. Moody’s title has been advisable for the newly-created position by the committee. “I believe it is going to be essential for him to come back as an unbiased particular person with a distinct view, somebody who has been concerned in cricket in Australia and understands their construction, who has been concerned within the IPL and people buildings, an individual who has been concerned in county cricket with Worcestershire and understands their construction, and likewise being concerned with the Caribbean Premier League,” UK Time News quoted De Silva as saying.
The previous Australian cricketer had coached the Sri Lankan aspect between 2005-2007 and helped the then Mahela Jayawardene-led aspect attain the World Cup ultimate in 2007.
De Silva highlighted the significance of a impartial candidate and pointed at Moody’s familiarity with the Sri Lankan workforce’s tradition.
“We’re a committee and we want somebody accountable and impartial engaged on sure areas with an open thoughts, who understands the tradition, the gamers, the nation’s tradition, somebody who’s been round. We have to mix and get the executive aspect in addition to the cricketing aspect,” stated De Silva.
“He is acquired lots of expertise and understands extra issues about what a few of the different international locations are doing proper, and we have to get the very best issues out of these international locations that can swimsuit our tradition after which implement these,” he added.
Final month, Sri Lanka chief selector Ashantha de Mel stepped down following the 2-0 loss in opposition to England within the house Take a look at collection. De Mel had blamed lack of follow for the 2-0 loss within the Take a look at collection in opposition to South Africa and the defeat in opposition to England.
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