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Tom Moody appointed as Sri Lanka’s Director of Cricket

Moody has had a successful career where he represented Australia 8 times in Tests and 76 times in ODIs and was also a part of two World Cup-winning teams of 1987 and 1999. 

Credits: Sri Lanka cricket

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody on Sunday (February 28) was appointed as Sri Lanka’s director of cricket which will see him handling the nation’s international series and domestic tournaments.

Under the clause in the contract, Moody will spend at least 300 days in Sri Lanka and will help the cricketing body in analysing the domestic tournament structure and use data analytics to help increase the efficiency of the players.

Sri Lanka cricket’s official Twitter account tweeted “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Tom Moody as the ‘Director of Cricket,’ effective from 01st March 2021. His appointment comes following recommendations made by the Technical Advisory Committee of the SLC to revamp Sri Lanka’s Cricket operations.”

Moody has had a successful career where he represented Australia 8 times in Tests and 76 times in ODIs and was also a part of two World Cup-winning teams of 1987 and 1999.

His coaching stint has also been successful with spells at Kings XI Punjab (now renamed as Punjab Kings) and a six-year spell with the Sunriseres Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Moody won the 2016 IPL edition with the Sunrisers after defeating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Other teams that he has been associated with are Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and Montreal Tigers in the 2019 Global T20 Canada.

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