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Sri Lanka Cricket to part ways with Tom Moody

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody is reportedly going to resign as Sri Lanka’s director of cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month. His contract was ended by mutual consent, according to sources, and this was verified by the secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Mohan de Silva.

Meanwhile, a top official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be unable to pay Moody’s costs in the future, which is why this decision had to be made. According to reports, the Lankan cricket body has saved more than $40 million.

Moody had previously worked as Sri Lanka’s Head Coach and was chosen by SLC as the director of cricket in February last year in order to properly prepare the squad.

Meanwhile, Moody has yet to comment on his decision to remove his post. It was previously reported that the 1999 World Cup champion will join the Desert Vipers team in the UAE-based International League T20 as director of cricket.

Tom Moody’s departure is a significant blow for the Sri Lankan side as they prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 qualifiers in order to advance to the Super 12 stage. Sri Lanka is in Group A with the Netherlands, Namibia, and the United Arab Emirates.

The Lankans won the Asia Cup a few days earlier in the UAE, defeating favorites Pakistan in the final by 23 runs, and it was under his leadership that they won the tournament. It remains to be seen who will follow Tom Moody as Sri Lanka’s director of cricket in the future as the country strives to reclaim its former dominance.