COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan cricket board announced on Sunday that it has appointed former coach Tom Moody as a consultant in charge of reviving the game and rebuilding the low-level national team.
The 55-year-old Australian former test player will have a three-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket starting Monday as “Cricket Director,” the board said.
“Among his many duties include … focusing on the structure of national tournaments, player well-being, education and skill development, training and structure of support staff and data analysis”, the board said in a statement.
The appointment came less than a week after Chaminda Vaas resigned after just three days as a fast bowling coach following a pay dispute. Vaas had replaced former Australian player David Saker who cited “personal reasons” for leaving the job he took in December 2019.
Moody was the head coach of Sri Lanka for two years until 2007.
Sri Lanka ranks seventh out of nine countries where the test was performed.
They lost both last series of tests 2-0. They were beaten by an inning and 45 runs and then by 10 wickets in South Africa in December and January and then returned home and were beaten by England in a …
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