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 workforce forward of the subsequent World Cup.
In his first public remarks since being hired last month by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to revive the workforce, the 55-year-old mentioned he was planning a significant cultural shift.
He mentioned 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 setting inside the taking part in group… inside the group of Sri Lanka cricket that (will make them) really feel like they’re thriving within the organisation, not surviving,” Moody mentioned.
Moody was Sri Lanka’s head coach for 2 years till 2007 and was chosen for the brand new submit of director on the native board due to his expertise in Sri Lanka and overseas, the board mentioned.
“My route can be very a lot round permitting folks to develop inside the enterprise and uplifting them,” Moody mentioned. “Supporting them and giving them route.”
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 mentioned the facet would guarantee stricter self-discipline and better emphasis on participant health.
“We typically see compromises made relating to the health of sure gamers,” he mentioned.
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 Assessments is underway.
They’ve misplaced each their latest 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 residence and have been outplayed by England in a pair of Assessments.