Officials said Tom Moody would leave his post as Sri Lanka’s director of cricket, officials said on Monday, weeks before the T20 World Cup. Moody will leave by the end of this month or before the T20 World Cup starts in Australia next month.
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Tom Moody was appointed director of cricket in February to help Sri Lanka prepare the team for the T20. Moody’s role included restructuring Sri Lanka’s domestic cricket. Moody introduced a five-team provincial tournament on top of the 26-club first-class tournament.
The 56-year-old’s three-year contract is being terminated by “mutual agreement”, said Mohan de Silva, secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) [Via Srilankacricket.ik]
Sri Lanka emerged as the winners of the Asia Cup, under Tom Moody.
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Moody’s wanted a performance-based pay structure, which was denied by the SLC. Sri Lanka tasted considerable success in the test format. Moody had been Sri Lanka’s coach between 2005 and 2007. Sri Lanka became World Cup runners-up too.
Moody to spend at least 300 days in Sri Lanka focusing on analysis of the future tour program, focusing on the domestic tournament structure, player welfare, education and skill development, coaching and support staff structure, high performance, and data analytics.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022-Sri Lanka Squad
Captain – Dasun Shanaka
Wicket Keeper/Batsman – Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batters – Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva.
All Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera (Subject to fitness), Lahiru Kumara (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Promod Madushan
Standby Players: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando
The Sri Lanka National Cricket Team has not automatically qualified for the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022. The men in blue will have to go through the group stage round to make it to the Super 12s.
Sri Lanka is placed in Group A, along with the Namibia National Cricket Team, the UAE, and the Netherlands. They will start their tournament against Namibia on Sunday, October 16, at the GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria.