Sri Lanka Cricket: Sunrisers Hyderabad Tom Moody appointed Sri Lanka’s Director of Cricket for $200K annual salary

Sri Lanka Cricket – SRH Tom Moody now SLC’s Director of Cricket: Tom Moody has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Director of Cricket. Moody who played a role of Director of Cricket for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020 will now play the same role for SLC. His role will be on consultancy basis, and he will have to fulfill 300 days of ‘Mandatory Assignment’ during his contracted three-year period.

Moody’s Salary 200,000K Per Annum: According to reports coming in from Sri Lanka Moody has been engaged by SLC for $200K salary per annum plus other remunerations. 

Following recommendations by the Cricket Committee headed by former skipper Aravinda de Silva, SLC  entered into negotiations with the former all-rounder who featured in two World Cup winning Australian sides in 1987 (under Alan Border) and in 1999 (under Steve Waugh).

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The three year contract requires Moody to spend 110 days in Sri Lanka annually although initially the discussion was for him to spend 180 days in Colombo. However, the parties had settled for little over 100 days. 

The annual contract is said to be worth almost US$ 200,000. Moody will directly report to the SLC’s Cricket Committee that comprises Kumar Sangakkara beside De Silva and few other top names of Sri Lanka Cricket. 

Moody in his previous coach roles had stints with Worcestershire when SLC  hired him in 2005. Having successfully finished a two year term, he returned to his native Perth to be the coach of Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield. Since then, he has been heavily involved with the IPL and other franchise based tournaments. Currently he is also Director of Cricket Sunrisers Hyderabad.