Published:12 March 2021
The former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody was Sri Lanka's head coach between 2005 - 2007 when Sri Lanka reached the World Cup final in the Caribbean. On Sunday, Sri Lanka's cricket board announced that he was appointed as the country's cricket director.
After recent poor performances against South Africa and England, Moody was appointed to the post on Sri Lanka Cricket's Technical Advisory Committee's recommendation.
Moody has been granted a three-year contract, with the 55-year-old being asked to complete 300 days of 'Mandatory Assignment.'
The appointment of Moody goes into effect on Monday.
In a statement, SLC claimed that his work involves "the Study of the Future Tour Schedule, concentrating on the Domestic Tournament System, Player Welfare, Education and Ability Growth, Coaching and Support Staff Structure, High Performance and Data Analytics."
Moody has also acted as the Caribbean Premier League's director of cricket, the Sunrisers of Hyderabad's coach and then director of cricket, and Western Australia's head coach.