Sri Lanka have appointed their former national coach Tom Moody as director of cricket as part of a revamp of the country’s cricket operations.
Former Australia Test batsman Moody guided Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup final, with governing body Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) saying on Sunday that the 55-year-old’s knowledge of the system prompted their technical advisory committee to recommend his name.
SLC added that Moody will be a consultant and must fulfil 300 days of ‘mandatory assignment’ in his three-year deal.
“Tom has worked with SLC 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,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva said in a statement.
Moody will be tasked with analysing Sri Lanka’s domestic tournament structure, player welfare and education and skill development as the country seeks to climb back to the top of the game.
He will also look after the coaching and support staff structure as well as high performance and data analytics.
Moody has previously served as director of cricket of the Caribbean Premier League and Worcestershire – for whom he was also a prolific batsman – and currently holds a similar position with Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He has coached Western Australia, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad among other roles in the game.
Moody played eight Tests and 76 one-day internationals for Australia before retiring in the 2000-01 season.