Tom Moody vows to deliver cultural shift into Sri Lankan cricket after being employed by SLC

Tom Moody vows to deliver cultural shift into Sri Lankan cricket after being employed by SLC

Colombo: Former Australian Check participant Tom Moody Thursday requested lowly-ranked Sri Lanka to finish its tradition of merely “surviving” and vowed to shake up the nationwide staff forward of the subsequent World Cup.

In his first public remarks since being employed final month by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to revive the staff, the 55-year-old stated he was planning a serious cultural shift.

He stated his commentary up to now was that Sri Lankan gamers have been “simply holding on” with out making an additional effort and have been merely making an attempt to “survive”.

“We have to create an atmosphere throughout the taking part in group… throughout the neighborhood of Sri Lanka cricket that (will make them) really feel like they’re thriving within the organisation, not surviving,” Moody stated.

Tom Moody, who had served as Sri Lanka head coach between 2005 and 2007, has been appointed the director of cricket by the board. Image credit: Twitter/@ICC

Tom Moody, who had served as Sri Lanka head coach between 2005 and 2007, has been appointed the director of cricket by the board. Picture credit score: Twitter/@ICC

Moody was Sri Lanka’s head coach for 2 years till 2007 and was chosen for the brand new publish of director on the native board due to his expertise in Sri Lanka and overseas, the board stated.

“My path could be very a lot round permitting folks to develop throughout the enterprise and uplifting them,” Moody stated. “Supporting them and giving them path.”

His contract is for 3 years, going past the 2023 cricket World Cup.

Former skipper and technical advisor to Sri Lanka Cricket Aravinda de Silva stated the facet would guarantee stricter self-discipline and better emphasis on participant health.

“We generally see compromises made concerning the health of sure gamers,” he stated.

Anybody who didn’t measure as much as the brand new requirements won’t be thought of for choice, he added.

Sri Lanka completed eighth of 9 groups within the inaugural World Check Championship — Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Eire weren’t included.

Within the ongoing tour of the West Indies, Sri Lanka has up to now misplaced the T20 collection 2-1 and the ODI collection 3-0. The primary of two Checks is underway.

They’ve misplaced each their current Check collection 2-0. Sri Lanka have been crushed by an innings and 45 runs after which by 10 wickets in South Africa in December and January after which returned house and have been outplayed by England in a pair of Checks.

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