Tom Moody’s latest stint as the director of Sri Lanka Cricket will fetch him a salary of 180,000 US$ a year during his 3-years contract with the board, Cricket Age reliably learns.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday announced the appointment of Moody, effective from 1st March 2021.
His appointment comes following recommendations made by the Technical Advisory Committee of the SLC to revamp Sri Lanka’s Cricket operations.
Moody’s role will be on consultancy basis, and he will have to fulfill 300 days of ‘Mandatory Assignment’ during his contracted 03-year period. Among many of his duties include the Analysis of the Future Tour Program, focusing on the Domestic Tournament Structure, Player Welfare, Education and Skill Development, Coaching and Support Staff Structure and High Performance and Data Analytics.
Cricket Age understands that the decision of hiring Moody was solely taken by Aravinda de Silva led technical advisory committee, without consulting the SLC. Even Jayantha Dharmadasa, vice president International cricket, was not aware of the appointment.
“Mr. Dharmadasa was not notified or consulted at any level in Mr. Moody’s appointment. He has no role in deciding Mr. Moody’s tenure period, salary structure or other terms and conditions” a close associate of Dharamadasa told Cricket Age.
It is learnt that former Sri Lanka test spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara, who have been drafted into the technical advisory committee by Sports Minister Namaly recently, played the key role in Moody’s return to Sri Lanka cricket! Moody oversee the same responsibility for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where Murali is spin bowling coach.
“When notified, we issued a circular among Executive Committee (ExCo) members and got their approval regarding Mr. Moody’s appointment. For his 100 days mandatory assignment for a year, he will be getting 1,800 US$ per day” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.